Ouch: U of Kentucky basketball player Nerlens Noel’s knee injury goes viral [photo]

University of Kentucky freshman basketball star Nerlens Noel suffered a horrible knee injury during a game earlier today. Photos of the painful mishap went viral on Twitter. So did well wishes for the young player:

Good news: He’ll be back with his team later tonight, according to sports reports.


  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    OMG! O.O

  • aegean1

    Ouch, that pic is cringe-worthy.

    • Canadian in USA

      Like the Twitter poster said, “I don’t think I want to watch the video”. Cringe-worthy is an understatement.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I knew I shouldn’t have looked…but I never listen to myself.

    • Canadian in USA

      Unfortunately, neither did I. :(



  • AmandaJeff Day

    What’s even worse is some fan from the FL student section was yelling “Karma’s a b**ch, #3.” What is WRONG with people?

  • Jack Deth

    Right up there with Joe Theissman in regard to cringe worthiness.

  • Canadian in USA

    I don’t think his leg is supposed to bend that way. (cringe)

  • Cold War Grunt

    Having suffered from severe knee issues (9 surgeries and counting) most of my adult life … ouch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    Why did I look at that picture? It reminds me of the football game where LT broke Theismann’s leg.

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  • Maxx

    Torn ACL, out for the year. Was a projected 1 or 2 in the NBA draft if he was going to declare. Modern medicine will get him back up to speed. Good luck kid…you’ve got some serious skills and I like your game. You were the only one back on that fast break. That says it all.