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Cal says Nerlens’ surgery went well

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Nerlens Noel had his ACL surgery yesterday in Gulf Breeze, Florida and according to John Calipari, it went well and Nerlens is just fine. This morning, Cal tweeted that Nerlens called him to give him an update and he put it on speakerphone so he could speak to the whole team. Cal said it was great for Nerlens’ teammates to hear from him after the surgery and that he thinks it helped Nerlens, too. “I can’t wait to see him back on the court,” Cal wrote.

Nerlens’ surgery was performed by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who specializes in ACL surgeries on high-profile athletes. His expected recovery time is 6-8 months.

Get well soon, Nerlens.

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21 Comments for Cal says Nerlens’ surgery went well



  1. Big Curt
    10:03 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Get well soon, Nerlens!!

    #BBN
    #WeAreUK



  2. Gandalf the Blue
    10:07 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Nerlens will defeat his injury and return as Nerlens the White, just in time for conference play!



  3. lakesidecatsfan
    10:09 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Take care big fella! on antother note, what exactly are the tattoo’s on his shoulders? kinda cool idea knowing that his job uniform will be a jersey! What else would look cool like that?



  4. UK Fan
    10:12 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Get well Nerlens. Kentucky fans will always be proud of you!



  5. Canadian Mountme
    10:12 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Get well big fella…..it is what Mullet Cat would want.



  6. SexnNursinHomes
    10:17 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Still pissed about him getting hurt.



  7. Ridge Runner
    10:20 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Get well soon, indeed.

    Hey…..on a separate note, is Matt & Drew still watching tennis? MUHAHA. OK..OK..just picking but they seem to have disappeared after getting excited about the tennis thing & I had to pick.



  8. SexnNursinHomes
    10:22 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    7- You think they are really “watching tennis” Ridge?

    Drew is prolly elbow deep in a donkey right now.



  9. RealCatsFan
    10:22 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Get well soon, Big Fella! Hope you set a new record for coming back for ACL surgery, but don’t feel like you have to be in a rush to leave BBN. 🙂



  10. Ridge Runner
    10:24 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    SnH…hahaha, I hear ya!



  11. Mike
    10:25 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Great to hear from Nerlens and also great to hear that the surgery went well. Sure do miss his presence and skill set and if several of his teammates had his dedication, heart, and energy level we would be in a much better position than we are. I am still not drinking the kool aid that Harrow and Poy have turned any corners or that Kyle has regained his shot, but I guess we will have some answers next few games if we last that long.



  12. uk-fan_1
    10:25 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Wishes the big fella a speedy recovery!!



  13. brain
    10:50 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Recoup well NN.



  14. UKBlue1!
    10:52 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    To a speedy and healthy return. GO Big Blue!



  15. Joe Dennison
    11:13 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Praying for your recovery. Nerlens you are an great example of what atheletes should be like. Appreciate your contact with kids, older folks like me, and one of my favorites, Special Needs Kids.
    Your mom should have named you Leon Noel. The same forward as backwards.



  16. jairus
    11:20 am March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Nerlens. Make sure you do an infinite amount of quad flexes. This is key to your recovery!



  17. bluetooth
    12:20 pm March 13, 2013 Permalink

    get well soon NN



  18. Dan Patrick
    12:23 pm March 13, 2013 Permalink

    The surgery always goes well! lol



  19. Dennis Smith
    12:45 pm March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Good to hear everything went well. Now follow Cal’s advice. I think that means – go catch that dream. Good Luck young fella



  20. Thrashitup
    1:58 pm March 13, 2013 Permalink

    #3 – they are two “N”s, and I agree, looks snazzy. Too bad the NBA is moving towards the short sleeved jerseys!



  21. Burr
    3:56 pm March 13, 2013 Permalink

    Dr. James Andrews is the man!