March 13, 2007

Livingston Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that guard Shaun Livingston underwent successful reconstructive surgery on his left knee this morning at St. Vincentís Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Livingston will start an intensive two week rehabilitation program in Birmingham before returning to Los Angeles to continue his rehabilitation.

The procedure took three hours to complete and was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham. Assisting were Dr. Bill Clancy of Aspen, Colorado and Clippers team physician Dr. Tony Daly.

Livingston was injured during the first quarter of the Clippers win over the Charlotte Bobcats on February 26th at STAPLES Center, when he suffered tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral meniscus.

Livingston also suffered a patella dislocation, in addition to a tibia/femoral dislocation. Livingston was transported to Centinela Medical Center in Inglewood immediately following the injury, where he had an MRA (Magnetic Resonance Arteriogram) that showed no arterial bleeding.

Clippers fans who wish to send letters of encouragement and get well messages for Shaun can send them directly to:

Shaun Livingston
c/o Los Angeles Clippers
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St. Suite 1100
Los Angeles, Ca. 90015

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