Ralph Lawler made mention of Shaun’s surgery during last night’s broadcast, and here’s the L.A Times on the procedure:

…There were no unforeseen complications in the three-hour procedure orthopedic surgeon James Andrews performed to repair three of the four key ligaments — anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral — a dislocated knee and torn cartilage Livingston, 21, suffered Feb. 26 against the Charlotte Bobcats at Staples Center.

Coach Mike Dunleavy spoke with team physician Tony Daly, who assisted Andrews.

Livingston's posterior cruciate ligament "wasn't as bad as it had appeared to be, and everything went great," Dunleavy said. "Now, he's down there for two weeks to start his rehab and get his range of motion back."

Livingston, who might sit out the 2007-08 season, is guaranteed $4.4 million next season. The Clippers had planned to offer Livingston a multiyear contract this summer, but it's now unclear when, or if, Livingston will return…


Lawler’s tone seemed hopeful, not that I turn to radio personalities on matters orthopedic.  He suggested that Shaun’s p.c.l. had a far greater range of motion than initially anticipated.  Ralph exhibited an on-air demonstration at halftime, slicing into the right knee of Mike Smith, using the stylus from a KTLA producer’s Palm Pilot as a pointer.