Posted March 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel will have surgery on his injured left knee Tuesday, a move that could offer a hint about his future with the Wildcats. Famed orthopedic surgeon James Andrews will perform the operation to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Scott Mair of University of Kentucky Sports Medicine will observe and coordinate Noel's rehabilitation, which is expected to take six to eight months. Noel's NBA prospects played a major role in when the 6-foot-10 freshman will have the surgery and who is performing it. ''Due to the unique timetable for Nerlens' recovery in regards to the NBA Draft deadline, the University of Kentucky and Noel's family thought it was in his best interest to have his surgery performed by Dr. Andrews in Florida,'' Kentucky athletic department spokesman DeWayne Peevy said in a statement. ''Being one of the few surgeons that NBA franchises use regularly, Dr. Andrews' involvement w...
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