NBA: Pelicans rookie EJ Liddell suffers torn ACL
New Orleans Pelicans rookie E.J. Liddell will be out indefinitely after tearing his right ACL during a Summer League game Monday night.
The 6-foot-7 forward was a second-round pick (41st overall) in last month’s draft out of Ohio State, where he was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
The injury occurred in the third quarter of the Pelicans’ 101-73 win against the Atlanta Hawks in Las Vegas. His right leg buckled while attempting to gain position and he fell to the court. He needed help to get to the locker room.
An MRI was done Monday night, revealing the injury.
Liddell, 21, had six points, four rebounds and two assists before exiting the game.
He averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32 starts for the Buckeyes during the 2021-22 campaign. He earned third-team All-America honors.