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Kentucky Loses Forward Nerlens Noel for Rest of Season

Noel Suffered Torn ACL Against Florida on Tuesday.

Kentucky.com posted this photo of the moment Nerlens Noel suffered a serious injury during the Florida game.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury.

The 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the two or three weeks. The projected recovery period is six to eight months.

Noel was hurt with 8 minutes left in the Wildcats' 69-52 loss to No. 7 Florida. He ran into the basket support after blocking a layup from behind. Noel landed awkwardly, dropped to the floor and started screaming while clutching his knee.


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