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Nerlens Noel Taken To Hospital To Have His Left Knee Checked

Posted: Feb 12, 2013 9:35 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 10:33 PM

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Nerlens Noel was taken to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida after UK lost to Florida 69-52. He will fly back to Lexington with the team.

"I'm physically sick right now for him," says Cal. "What I'm hoping for is it's not the extreme. I'm hoping it's just a twist."

Cal doesn't think UK will know anything until they get back to Lexington.

"It didn't look real good."

True Blue Fans had their hearts broken. After a UK turnover, with 8:03 to go in the game, Nerlens tried to make up for his mistake by flying down the court to block Mike Rosario's shot.

He banged his left knee coming down and hit the goalpost. Nerlens was down for a long time in an incredible amount of pain, and then his teammates carried him off the court.

"His leg was wobbly, knee looked dislocated," says Florida's Patrick Young. "It was gruesome. I don't want to think about it."

"I was scared," says Rosario. "I went up for the shot and here's this 7-footer coming after me. I hope he has a speedy recovery."

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