Warriors' Livingston out six-to-eight weeks after surgery

Warriors' Livingston out six-to-eight weeks after surgery
August 15, 2014, 2:15 pm

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Shaun Livingston underwent arthroscopic toe surgery on Wednesday. (USATSI)

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Guard Shaun Livingston, acquired in principle by the Warriors on July 1, on Wednesday underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right big toe, jeopardizing his availability for the start of training camp next month.

Livingston will be sidelined for "a minimum of six to eight weeks," the Warriors said on Friday. Training camp opens on Sept. 29, 45 days from now.

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The 6-foot-7 Livingston initially injured the toe on a dunk attempt at Miami on April 8. He was at the time a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Diagnosed with a toe sprain, he missed the last five games of the regular season but returned for the playoffs.

After a renaissance season with the Nets, Livingston became a free agent and signed a three-year, $16.6 million contract with the Warriors. He is expected to be the team’s third guard, behind starters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.