University of Kentucky F/C Nerlens Noel suffered a torn left ACL on Tuesday night and will miss the rest of the college basketball season.
Noel was widely projected to be the No. 1 pick in this summer's draft. The recovery time for an injury like this is usually six to nine months, although it can take up to a year for a player to fully recover. It's unclear whether Noel will now choose to remain at Kentucky or turn pro after the season. Noel could still be a top-three pick despite the injury, but he'll likely miss at least the start of the regular season no matter what he decides.