E.J. Liddell Out Indefinitely After Tearing ACL in NBA Summer League Game

By Griffin Strom on July 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm
E.J. Liddell
Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA Today Sports

E.J. Liddell's plans for a big rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans have taken an unfortunate hit.

The former Buckeye forward and No. 41 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of Monday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks and will be out indefinitely.

Liddell suffered an apparent injury to his right knee in the first quarter of the game but was cleared to return to action by doctors thereafter. In the third quarter, Liddell's knee gave out while looking for a high-post touch with a defender on his back.

Of the 94 games Ohio State played during Liddell's three-year tenure in Columbus, Liddell played in 92 of them, including all 32 Buckeye contests this past season.

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