According to a University of Kentucky press release, freshman center Nerlens Noel has been diagnosed with a torn ACL after an ugly knee twist suffered during the Wildcats’ loss at Florida last night. Rehab will likely be in the six- to eight-month range. What this injury means for Noel’s NBA draft prospects is anyone’s guess.
Like South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore this past football season, we hate to see any great player — or any player, really — go down to injury. Best wishes to Noel on his recovery.