After having one of his best games of the year Friday night Ray Allen has had a very rough, and eventful, Friday night and Saturday. It all started out around 2pm today when the Boston Globe reported that Ray’s son, Walker Allen, was hospitalized. As a result of this Ray missed out on today’s practice to be with his son.
Walker Allen was diagnosed with diabetes during the 2007-2008 finals and has suffered from it ever since. At first it was unknown whether Ray would make the trip to Miami or not, after all family is more important than a game. The Boston Globe released the following after they learned about the news:
“Celtics guard Ray Allen missed practice Saturday to be with his son, Walker, who was hospitalized, according to a team source. Allen’s status for the Celtics’ visit to Miami Sunday has not been determined.”
A few hours after we learned about this news we got a report from Fox Sports that Ray was traveling with the team to Miami and would most likely play Sunday night.
“Ray Allen rejoined the Boston Celtics on Saturday after spending the night in a hospital with his ailing 2-year-old son. Allen missed practice Saturday, but the Celtics said he was back with the team for its flight to Miami and should be available to play against the Heat on Sunday night in the opener of Boston’s four-game road trip.”
This is good news for the Celtics and more importantly Ray’s son Walker. Hopefully Walker is okay and will be released from the hospital soon. Ray is a class act and I would not want to see anything happen to him or his son. Do your part tonight as a Celtics fan and pray for Walker’s health.