73
      Saturday
      84 / 64
      Sunday
      90 / 68
      Monday
      83 / 62

      Former Syracuse recruit Noel out for the season with torn knee


      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.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER