Livingston Scheduled For Reconstructive Knee Surgery
LOS ANGELES, March 8 (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his left knee Tuesday in Alabama.
Livingston tore parts of his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral meniscus in a victory over Charlotte on Feb. 26. The Clippers' third-year pro may be sidelined for a year or more.
Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews will perform the surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.
The 21-year-old Livingston, taken by the Clippers out of Peoria (Ill.) Central High School with the fourth pick in the 2004 draft, has been hampered by injuries and has yet to play a full season in the NBA.
He missed 39 games during his rookie season because of a dislocated right knee, and another 12 that season because of torn cartilage in his right shoulder. He sat out the first 21 games last season because of a stress reaction in his lower back.