Pelicans’ EJ Liddell underwent surgery to repair torn right ACL

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Pelicans’ EJ Liddell underwent surgery to repair torn right ACL
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New Orleans Pelicans rookie EJ Liddell underwent surgery this week to reconstruct the torn ACL in his right knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

Liddell, the 41st pick, suffered the injury on July 11 during his second game in the Las Vegas Summer League. He attempted to gain position down low but his right leg buckled and he fell to the court. He needed assistance walking off and was unable to put any weight on his leg.

The team announced the following day that an MRI confirmed the extent of the injury and that he would be out indefinitely. He underwent surgery on Monday, which was performed in New Orleans.

Liddell averaged four points, four rebounds and one assist.

Liddell hadn’t signed a contract with the Pelicans prior to the injury and is not guaranteed a roster spot as a second-round pick. He will miss extensive time rehabbing the injury but could be ready to play at some point in early 2023.

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