Monday, July 30, 2007

ET (Knee) Phones Home: An Update with Shaun Livingston

It's not often you hear the word "rehab" in LA and not hear "drug" along with it. However, in the Sunday LA Times, Kurt Streeter catches up with Clipper Shaun Livingston and talks about the knee injury mutilation that almost possibly ended his career.

Imagine being 21, at the cusp of your career, and hearing that you may have to have part of your leg amputated. All because of a bad fall. (As someone who's embarrassingly, prodigiously prone to falling, I have to say that's kinda scary.) Shaun describes the fall as "pure pain...pain so bad it's hard to even describe." He tore his ACL, PCL, and MCL - in layman's terms, a whole lotta shit. It's amazing 5 months later that he's walking, let alone doing lunges and step ups.

I really hope we get to see Shaun playing again in top form, although to be honest, it wasn't a regular occurrence even before this injury. Poor Mr. Glass. Hopefully, he comes back stronger than ever. At 6'7 and 175 pounds, he's like the male equivalent of Nicole Richie. So keep eatin' that Popeye's, Shaun!

Photo Source: LA Times

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