"No question. If I could, I would get surgery tomorrow. If this was earlier in the season, I probably would have had surgery."
He told reporters today that he's had a second cortisone shot in the ankle and it feels fine as he walks around normally. The issue is the stopping, starting, and cutting on the court.
He has bone spurs in the ankle that are limiting his movement. Those will have to come out at some point. The question now is whether Ray can figure out a way to get on the court. Doc says Ray is not moving well, which makes me less confident that we'll see him in this series.
Now we have to wonder if we'll see him at all. Ray still isn't giving up though:
"These are extreme situations. Extreme times," he said. "Playoff basketball is a few notches above what we do in the regular season. It’s really a matter of me getting my legs underneath me, running when I can, but that’s the difficult thing."
I hope Sasha Pavlovic is ready.