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Nerlens Noel injury: How Kentucky center injured his knee [Video]

February 13, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel suffered a knee injury during the Wildcats' 69-52 loss to the Florida Gators on Tuesday.

Noel, who was expected to be among the top picks in the 2013 NBA draft, collided with the base of the basket, hyperextending his left knee.

You can watch the incident above, but it's not pretty. Noel screams in agony throughout the video.

He was carried off the court by teammates Archie Goodwin and Julius Mays and then taken to a hospital.

X-rays on the knee were negative, and Noel traveled back to Kentucky on Wednesday morning. He is scheduled to have an MRI exam on the knee.

“It looked ugly,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday night. “I’m physically sick right now for him.”

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