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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm  |  22 responses

Nerlens Noel Has Torn ACL, Out For The Season


Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL during the Wildcats’ 69-52 loss to the Florida on Tuesday. Noel hyper-extended his left knee after coming down from a chase-down block with just over eight minutes to play in the game. The 2012 SLAM HS All-American’s injury just changed the complexion of the 2013 NBA Draft, in which he was expected to be a top pick:

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  • Max

    Damn, he was fun to watch.
    I hope he stays 1 more year but that’s not happening.

  • spit hot fiyah

    a dissapointing wildcat season just got worse, he could stay though (fat chance, probably a top 5 pick either way) he did reclassify. he was really supposed to be a freshman next season

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Age limit casualty.

  • Redd

    Ouch, stupid ACL.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    honestly, i don’t think this hurts him much as long as he comes out this year. the ACL tear isn’t what it used to be. And this draft is weaker than Tyreke Evans left hand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    that is not good. so long wildcat nation…they are now 1 and done in march!

  • RayJr

    I saw that live and you could hear his screams over the crowd. Get well soon.

  • shockexchange

    A high profile age limit casualty – you knew it was coming eventually. The owners don’t want anymore apprentices in their league and the age limit goes against the “free market” concept. Both the L and the kids/fans have a point; both sides need to find a “happy medium” somewhere.

  • Nope

    wah wahhhh

  • Nope

    (in response to your cheesy joke)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it WAS meant to be cheesy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Either you can go straight from High School or you have to stay at least 2 or 3 years in college that way the kids have a chance to avoid this kind of accident and the college programs can actually have a chance of putting together decent dynasty. With all this underdeveloped “raw” talent in the League it seems easier for more prep to prospects. But you can bet that it still won’t be too many trying to go in straight from HS, and the ones that do go to school have a chance to be more polished and produce right away.

  • whooo!

    prob costs him the #1 pick, but i’m sure someone still takes him in the lottery. sucks to see another big-name athlete go down with an acl injury though. and what’s that jackass at nike gotta say now that rondo and noel both blow out their knee wearing nike’s?

  • KipSmithers

    That just sucks. Well, good luck to the big man.

  • KipSmithers

    I did as well.

  • patrick

    Wtf is going on with all these ACL tears??? Basketball seems to me to be coming a pretty dangerous sport? I think an acl tear would be horrible to go through

  • patrick

    Nasty

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    damn man. ouch, draft stock DROPPED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Should have wore Lebron’s

  • Smokeweed

    The fucking irony of blocking a shot too…..doing his best do, hustling and scrappping caught him. Get well soon you buck.

  • thetruth

    I’ve tore my ACL…. beleive me…. it IS terrible

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