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Injury sidelines UK's Nerlens Noel for remainder of season

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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - 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, WLEX-TV in Lexington is reporting.

The UK medical staff tells WLEX that 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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