Shaun Livingston Injury: Updates on Warriors Guard's Toe Surgery and Recovery

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2014

USA Today

The Golden State Warriors received some unfortunate news Friday regarding newly signed guard Shaun Livingston. NBA.com's official Twitter page provided the details:

Livingston is expected to be in a splint for about three weeks following the surgery before he gradually works his way back. The Warriors signed the guard to a three-year contract this offseason, so they clearly want him healthy before the season begins.

It is encouraging that he had the surgery when we are still more than two months away from the start of the regular season. Presuming there are no complications, we should see him take the floor on opening night with this timetable.

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

Livingston averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds a game last year for the Brooklyn Nets. He is not much of an outside shooter, but he is a versatile ball-handler who can fill in anywhere from point guard to small forward if needed. He is also a solid defender because of his length and quickness at 6'7".

What's more, Livingston will have no issues getting out in transition with Stephen Curry and company.

Of course, he has to get that toe healed before he does that.

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