Found October 24, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
On Monday, Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown said that he didn’t expect rookie Nerlens Noel to play this season. On Wednedsay, Brown tried to clarify his comments. As reported by Keith Pompey of Philly.com, at Tuesday’s practice, Brown was saying how the decision on Nerlens isn’t made by him, but rather.. “is going to made by a variety of a lot smarter people that me. Who knows what’s going to happen with Nerlens? We hope he can come back.” The rookie center is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered very early in the year, while playing at Kentucky.  He was expected to be out until December while recovering from the injury.   He was acquired in a trade with New Orleans on draft day for point guard Jrue Holliday. Noel played only a single season at Kentucky. He averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots per game last year.  There is an abundance of upside to Noel and the 76ers want to make sure he’s completely recovered from injury before he returns to lessen the risk of further injury.
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