Unfortunately, even if the Warriors ink Shaun Livingston to a deal, he won't be able to fill in right away due to the need to continue rehab until he is completely healed and has regained as much of his lost physical abilities as possible. I say go ahead and sign him anyway. It will be good for the Warriors in the long run because he pairs well with Monta, a small combo guard that could use a complimentary talent like Livingston.
Warriors' Ellis out at least 3 months after ankle surgery
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Monta Ellis Out 3 Months
Vittorio Tafur / Chronicle Staff Writer
Ellis suffered a Grade 3 high ankle sprain, a torn deltoid ligament and a syndesmosis disruption of the left ankle.
Dr. Angus McBryde of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama peformed successful surgery on the ligament today.
Syndesmotic Injuries of the Ankle
Warriors Guard Monta Ellis Undergoes Successful Surgery
...Ellis, 22, is expected to have the ankle immobilized for approximately six (6) weeks and spend approximately the following six (6) weeks undergoing off-court rehabilitation. Based on his progress, the 6’3” guard will be cleared to begin on-court rehabilitation after the successful conclusion of the first two steps in the process. A potential return date (to play) cannot be estimated until the initial 12-week period is completed.
Ellis Out, Warriors Look at Livingston
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Transcript of Mullin Conference Call
Lowell Cohn / Press Democrat
Chris Mullin Discusses Monta Ellis' Injury