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Nerlens Noel has torn left ACL

Updated: February 14, 2013, 7:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky received the news it dreaded Wednesday when freshman forward Nerlens Noel was declared out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

Noel tore the ligament on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI revealed the injury, and the 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the next two or three weeks.

The projected recovery period is six-to-eight months.

Noel's injury deals a serious postseason blow for the defending national ...

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