As I told you yesterday, Shaun Livingston dislocated his left knee during Monday night's game with Charlotte. As you can see it's about the worst looking injury you could ever imagine and after undergoing a full examination the injury is about as bad as it gets as well. Livingston did dislocate the knee but he also suffered a few more injuries.
Livingston had an MRI exam yesterday, which revealed tears in the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral meniscus.
He also dislocated his patella, besides the previously diagnosed dislocation of his tibia-femoral.
He's expected to be be out 8-12 months. Livingston's career could become the dictionary definition of star-crossed. The fourth overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft has doubtless physical gifts, makes plays that only the upper echelon of the Association can pull off and just set a career high with 14 assists in the game before this injury. But he's been hurt so often and does so few of the routine things well that he seems to be destined for a tag of never living up to potential.