Tuesday , Feb , 27 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Livingston’s season over

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston
will reportedly miss the remainder of the season because of a severe knee
injury suffered Monday night.

Livingston dislocated his left knee early in the first quarter of a 100-93
victory over Charlotte and the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday morning that
the injury will sideline the 21-year-old for the final 26 games of the
campaign.

X-rays taken Monday night at the Staples Center were negative, but Livingston
is expected to undergo further tests on Tuesday, including an MRI exam. The
paper said an anteriogram will also be performed to determine if arteries in
the leg were torn.

Livingston was driving for a layup when he landed awkwardly on his left knee,
which bent backwards with the kneecap protruding to the side. He remained on
the floor for a few minutes before being put on a stretcher and wheeled off
the court with 8:10 remaining in the quarter.

Dr. Steven Shimoyama put the kneecap back in place at the arena.

Livingston, the fourth overall selection in the 2004 NBA Draft, is averaging
9.3 points and 5.1 assists in 54 games this season.

LAC