Nerlens Noel working overtime to regain health and is ahead of schedule

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown |
Nerlens Noel – photo by Tammie Brown |

is stretched out on a training table at the Champion Sports Medicine rehabilitation center, watching ESPN’s Chris Broussard discussing his future.

Noel, the former center, is projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft despite the torn left knee ligament that landed him here after surgery by the renowned Dr. James Andrews 11 weeks ago.

“He may not be back until Christmas … if at all,” Broussard says of Noel’s upcoming rookie season.

Noel, who is sipping a protein shake after putting in a hard two hours in his first session of the day, shakes his head.

“They don’t know,” he says, softly.

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