Kentucky’s Noel Suffers Knee Injury Against Florida

***UPDATE (10:20 AM Wednesday): No fracture and no break for Nerlens Noel after an X-Ray, per Andy Katz. Still awaiting an MRI slated for later today.***

Kentucky coach John Calipari is hoping Nerlens Noel’s injury is not the worst possible outcome.

“I’m physically sick right now for him,” Calipari said, according to Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal. “What I’m hoping for is it’s not the extreme. I’m hoping it’s just a twist.”

Kentucky officials said Noel was taken to Shands Hospital on the University of Florida campus for further tests and will return to Lexington, Ky., with the team, according to reports.

The 6-foot-10 Noel suffered a left knee injury as he raced back on a fastbreak to attempt to block a shot by Florida’s Mike Rosario in Florida’s 69-52 victory. After banging his knee on the basket brace, he screamed in pain and was carried off the court by his teammates.

“If you think about it (Noel’s) injury came from a hustle play and it embodies who he is as a player,” Florida coach Billy Donovan told reporters. ” “I admire the way he plays and I admire his energy.”

Noel is projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

“Nerlens has been separating himself from the pack,” one NBA scout recently told SNY.tv. “He has taken his shot-blocking to another level. He’s the best interior defender in the game.”

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45 comments
Green History
Green History

I'm not sure where to put this, but I really don't understand the PFF ratings. How does Greg Salas, who played 10 plays and dropped a TD pass that hit him in the hands get a positive grade and Decker, (who should have negative grade for his two penalties), who caught 5 passes and looked good catching the ball, have a -1 grade for receiving. Is it route running?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Ok Folks, we got the win, and next week move up to varsity where we will see the real deal. I am confident that we can meet the challenge, but again, the proof will be in the pudding and it all starts next week. Make no mistake, the Farm is happy for the win, but it was a mixed bag, but I do see a a lot of positives to build on. In other words, cautiously optimistic. 


The farm out, be back later cats, I have some work to do! Peace! And go Big Blue tonight, bang up those Lions!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

The Farm is happy for the win and sees a lot of promise to build on. Geno has definitely improved and we do two things very well that should give us a shot in most games and that is run the ball and stop the run. We weren't tested by a seasoned QB and vertical offense yet, so the secondary is still a question mark. Also, the raiders couldn't take advantage of the Jets sloppy play but but the better teams will. The Jets need to straighten this out NOW! Also, the Jets must stop the cute play calling and use their players strengths instead of the trickery. 


Geno can't keep taking those kind of shots, he was lucky he didn't get hurt, it is a long season. I do like what I saw in Geno aside from a few mistakes. Geno is showing growth, but must take care of the ball. 


It was only the Raiders who were ranked at the seasons start by many analysts as the worst team in the NFL with a rookie QB to boot and we just scraped by as even Rex said " this should have been a rat kill."  There were many good things on both sides of the ball to build on and also many things which need improvement. All in all I am happy with the win,but as Rex says, the real season will start next week against the Packers who are very pissed and playing at home and sloppy play by the Jets will not get a W.  



This game should have not been this tough against a bottom feeder with a rookie QB but the Jets have a lot of new pieces and hopefully it will come together, and it better happen fast b/c the next stretch is against some very potent offenses. Next week will be the litmus test on how the season goes!

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

Coples didn't get a sack, but that hit on MJD deserves to go in the stat sheet as an annihilation.  That's a powerful LB!

joemustgo
joemustgo

Only 3 three-and-out series and 67 offensive snaps vs. 49 for Oakland. Way to keep the D from wearing down, even if they didn't score as many points as they should have. 

jetlife
jetlife

At the stadium yesterday I heard grown men screaming to "Put Vick in" after the first quarter. Not to mention the amount of Favre/Tebow jerseys I saw...sometimes embarrassed by this fanbase.  I'll just drink more before the game next time I guess.

Anthony Randolph
Anthony Randolph

my only complaint aside for the penalties was the atrocious play calling by marty at key moments. no need to get cute in the redzone when we're running the ball well. also, not playing for the field goal late in the fourth which resulted in geno getting sacked was beyond stupid. anyway, i'm excited. geno was a couple of drops and an all world play by a hall of famer from being darn near perfect. 

Brendan
Brendan

So uh....that Ray Rice video. Good job, Roger. 

jvsvn
jvsvn

A lot of encouraging things. For me, the really big problem was terrible decisions in the red zone from both Geno and the coaches. You brought in all these guys who are real red zone weapons, Decker, Amaro, Johnson, Nelson, Sudfeld, and what do yo do? You have Geno running around screwing up two potential scoring drives and then you use gadget plays with Vick. Stop the nonsense. Let your young QB gain confidence by finishing drives employing all the studs around him to stick it in the end zone. 

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

As Richard Sherman would say... don't test us with a sorry a$$ qb like carr that's the result you goin get!!

Mark Phelan
Mark Phelan

When we went into the locker room ahead after that first half I knew we would win.


When we lined up for the on-sides kick I wasn't quite as sure!

bob
bob

Nice job by the Jets right tackle.. "Breno Giacomini"  blowing up two DB,s that set Ivory loose to take it the dastance for a touch down. hats off  AA and Walls. AA for real boys 

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

On the defensive side of things ... 


* terrific tackling

* Mo knocked down 3?! passes

* Anyone else thinking of "The Longest Yard" with Coples annihilation of MJD? "I think I broke his [freakin'] neck!!"
* Also surprised at how many bounces didn't go their way—the fumble by MJD after the clothesline, the ball batted by Wilkerson that an offensive lineman caught, the "clangs" of sure INTs bouncing off Pryor and Wilson ...

soprano
soprano

i know the game was sloppy in the first half with the penalties (Colon) and the turnovers, but i was very impressed with this defense especially in the second half.

The way they were tackling was awesome. Antonio Allen impressed the hell out of me. that guys was a tackling machine. Even Kyle wilson had a couple of nice tackles and one behind the line of scrimmage on MJD. A win is a win and i will take it. 


Hoping to keep AA opposite Dee Milliner when he returns.

Go Jets.

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

I watched the game again last night—really impressed with how the offense looked so much more fluid. Somewhere in all the coverage yesterday someone said something about tempo, and that's what really struck me ... that Geno and offense had one, and it looked pretty strong (minus the self-inflicted penalties & turnovers). Feels like the first time they've had one in a while.

jsadolph
jsadolph

I wasn't at the game.  How was the Vick protests?  I didn't hear anything about them.

Alasdair Barratt
Alasdair Barratt

Sloppy is the word I'd use to describe the game.  Fortunately 'sloppy' can fixed, beat down cannot.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Green History


For Decker, those penalties counted against his receiving grade which otherwise would be positive.


For Salas, they didn't grade him down for the non-catch in the end zone which is a judgment call I guess I disagree with but I could imagine them reversing that decision when they regrade later in the week.


Essentially, the grades, while including some normalization are a breakdown of positive plays and negative plays.  There is no element of "let's give him a score based on route running" or anything like that, just if you do something right your grade goes up and something wrong it goes down.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@UncleJoesJetFarm 

Go back to "being concerned"  about the protests against Michael Vick during the first home game of the year. 

And stop posting drivel, "Geno can't keep taking those kind of shots, he was lucky he didn't get hurt..."

drjreefer
drjreefer

@UncleJoesJetFarm 

before the game.."raiders are gonna be pumped and the game isn't gonna be easy"

After the jets win "this game shouldn't have been tough and the jets should of won by 100 because the raiders stink"

pick a narrative and stick to it.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@jetlife Geno looked really good and accurate.  I groaned after that INT (that was a tremendous play by woodson), but glad to see him to continue to make the throws and move the ball throughout the whole game.  Calling for Vick is nonsense to me.  Of course, MM didn't call a great game at the goalline.  Just run the ball down their throats.  Why Ivory isn't the go-to-guy in that spot is beyond me.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@jetlife There were just as many on the gamethread calling for a coaching change after the first quarter.

Pat d
Pat d

I blame the sack on Geno not the coordinator. The int was a good play but all world is a stretch.

WW85
WW85

@Brendan Wow. NFL should sit this dude for a long time. Josh Gordon has to sit for the season & he never hurt anyone?

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan 

Harbaugh should do the right thing and sit him for the full 6 games.

harold
harold

@Mark Phelan 


I was always sure.  In fact, I'm glad we dominated but the score doesn't indicate it.  It gives us motivation to go out there and perform better. 


Plus the beat writers will say more nonsense which gives us more motivation as well.

harold
harold

@r_in_ct 


Honestly, I am glad we didn't get those breaks in this game.


The NFL season evens out over time. So I would rather save them for game where we need them.

Mathew Pelc
Mathew Pelc

I didn't see anything in the lot.

When he first came out no one boo'd. After the Geno fumble with Vick in there was a lot of boos when he came in again in the red zone.

I saw one person with an anti Vick sign during the game.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Alasdair Barratt 

I couldn't get the game, but I did pay attention to the game cast and it did look like they pulled their head out in the second half. 

I watched with a Raiders fan and you could tell our D was frustrating him,expecially in the 3rd.  Every drive was 3 and out and he lost hope.  After we quit shooting ourselves in the foot, the game was under control. I hope we start out next week building on the second half of this week.

Pete 57
Pete 57

How was the jets chant at the stadium?

Anthony Randolph
Anthony Randolph

@Pat d i can see why you would, but i put that on marty. that would have been an easy field goal for folk. why not just try a run there? field goal is the same as a touchdown in that situation. i will say that geno has to know the situation there. absolutely can't take a sack. just can't happen...also, that interception by woodson was ridiculous.  

Brendan
Brendan

@jsadolph Gooddell should save face by punishing that putrid organization for making a victim lie and apologize like she did anything wrong. Dock them a draft pick or something, this whole thing is vile. 

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@harold @r_in_ct I agree -- to win a game where it feels everything that falls into the luck column went their way is a good thing. 

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@Brendan @Wilkershakes Yup.  I can put up with the 'cats', 'fangs', 'gangrels', 'The Farm', etc...so long as there's not an infusion of giants crap to go with it.  

drjreefer
drjreefer

@UncleJoesJetFarm @drjreefer 

the jets physically dominating the game? who'd you rather be, the team that made some mistakes that keep the game close, or the team that got so beat up they  couldn't capitalize on a team that kept shooting itself in the foot

jetlife
jetlife

@Pete 57 Nothing memorable. It was very loud in the 3rd/4th Quarters though. They showed that it got up to 107 decibels...anyone know what the Metlife record is?

Pat d
Pat d

Why settle for a FG. If Geno completes the pass for a 1st or even a TD we wouldn't be having this discussion. That sack is on Geno.

Pat d
Pat d

I have to agree. A two game suspension and stiffer penalties for the next guy doesn't cut it.

Anthony Randolph
Anthony Randolph

@Pat d i completely understand what you're saying. i'm just looking at it from a risk/reward point of view. worst case scenario should have been settling for a game ending field goal if we ran the ball and didnt convert. it's a moot point now though. i just didn't like that call at all. game should have been over long before that point.