Livingston’s knee surgery scheduled
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers announced Thursday
that guard Shaun Livingston will undergo reconstructive left knee surgery on
March 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. James Andrews of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center will
perform the surgery.
Livingston dislocated his left knee early in the first quarter of a 100-93
victory over Charlotte. After an MRI, it was determined that he suffered
several ligament tears. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior
cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral meniscus. Livingston
also suffered a patella dislocation, in addition to the previously diagnosed
The anticipated recovery time is 8-to-12 months for the 21-year-old, who was
driving for a layup when he landed awkwardly on his left knee. He bent
backwards with the kneecap protruding to the side. Livingston 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, averaged 9.3
points and 5.1 assists in 54 games this season.