Tony Daly, the Clippers physician who had used an eight- to 12-month time frame predicting Shaun Livingston’s return from a knee injury, said he hopes it can be more like six to eight months, while conceding, “It’s an inexact science.”
“His age is in his favor, 21,” Daly said before Wednesday’s game with Seattle. “The fact that I’ve seen him work hard through the other injuries he’s had â€” I’ve seen him work.”
Livingston tore three ligaments and cartilage in his left knee and also dislocated it when he landed awkwardly after a missed layup Monday against Charlotte.
Calling it the first such injury he’s seen in 24 years as team physician, Daly is seeking second opinions.
“Most of the people I’ve talked to said fix everything at once,” he said.