Pelicans’ Liddell out indefinitely with torn ACL

The New Orleans Pelicans forward E.J. Liddell will be out indefinitely after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday.

According to the team, an MRI done Monday night confirmed the injury. A date for surgery has not yet been determined, and further updates will be provided appropriately.

The injury occurred during the third quarter of Monday’s Summer League game against the Atlanta Hawks. 

New Orleans selected Liddell with the 41st overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

The 6-7 Liddell is coming off a junior campaign at The Ohio State University in which he averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game en route to consensus third-team All-American first team All-Big Ten, and Big Ten All-Defensive honors. Liddell led the Buckeyes in scoring, rebounding, blocks, free throws made and attempted, and was second in assists.

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