Clippers' Livingston has surgery on left knee

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston
underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee Tuesday in

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.