A scary-looking knee injury left UK freshman Nerlens Noel biting his shirt, squirming on the floor and screaming in pain. His teammates carried him off the court, prayed for his well-being and sent him to the hospital to get checked by doctors.
“It’s unfortunate,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “We just hope and pray that he is OK.” It is tough to break down the lessons learned and where the Cats go from here without knowing Noel’s status.
Additionally, neither Calipari nor Noel’s teammates wanted to speculate on basketball life moving forward without the four-time consecutive SEC Freshman of the Week patrolling the middle.