Clippers' Livingston has surgery on left knee
The procedure at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham took about three hours, a team spokesman said. Livingston will complete an intensive, two-week rehabilitation program at the hospital before returning to Los Angeles to continue his recovery.
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.
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.
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