Golden State Warriors point guard Shaun Livingston has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right big toe and will miss approximately 6-8 weeks. CBS Sports has more details on the surgery:
The procedure, a debridement (cleaning out of debris) in his right big toe, was performed on Wednesday, August 13, by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, CA. As part of his rehabilitation from the surgery, Livingston will be in a splint for the first three weeks of his recovery.
Livingston, who has battled injuries his whole career, is coming off a season that is arguably his best ever and a big pay day definitely was in store for him this summer. What makes him especially attractive for the Warriors is that he can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions, allowing him to play with either Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. Such versatility off the bench is truly valuable to have, especially if you are a team like the Warriors who doesn’t have much of a bench.
If it wasn’t Shaun Livingston who underwent toe surgery, this story wouldn’t be much of a deal. But since Shaun Livingston has had a history of getting hurt and finding ways to not be healthy, it has to be at least a little bit troublesome for the Warriors that he’s already having injury problems and it’s only August. Hopefully this surgery is a small setback in another big year for Shaun Livingston.
—Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord