Nerlens Noel Out for the Season

The UK men's basketball team participates in photo day at Joe Craft Center on August 22, 2012 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Britney McIntosh | UK Athletics (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
The UK men's basketball team participates in photo day at Joe Craft Center on August 22, 2012 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Britney McIntosh | UK Athletics (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
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Updated: 2/13/2013 2:27 pm
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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