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Noel on crutches after loss to Gators

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Noel was on crutches when he returned to Lexington. Noel was on crutches when he returned to Lexington.

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A star player has returned to Kentucky, but with some help.

University of Kentucky's Men's Basketball player Nerlens Noel returned to Lexington from Florida Wednesday after the Wildcat's 69-52 loss to the Gators.

Noel was the first person off the team bus, using crutches after being injured during the game.

The freshman's knee slammed into an support underneath the goal, causing it to bend at an awkward angle, after he charged down the court to block a lay up.

Noel spent several minutes on the floor screaming in pain before being carried off the court by his fellow teammates.

Noel's knee was X-rayed at a Gainesville Hospital, but team officials have not yet released any information on the extent of the injury.

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