Nerlens Noel Out for the Season


Freshman suffered torn ACL in game at Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. – – University of Kentucky men’s basketball freshman Nerlens Noel will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL injury suffered during Tuesday night’s game at Florida.

According to the UK medical staff, surgery should be expected in the next two to three weeks. The normal timetable for recovery is estimated at six to eight months.

The 6-10 freshman was leading the nation in blocks (106) and blocks per game (4.4) and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in rebounding (9.5). He was also averaging 10.5 points per game for the Wildcats.

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Scott Anderson
I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • Sheila Conley

    Hang in there Nerlens!!! Praying for a super speedy recovery!!!

  • Lisa Kirby

    Blessings for you Noel!!! Gonna miss watching you play.

  • Michael Goosey

    Prayers with you Noel! Really hate to see any young person pouring there heart and soul into something just to get hurt. Best wishes for a full an fast recovery, your going to be missed.