Nerlens Noel Injury Update

Nerlens Noel moved down to Birmingham as soon as the semester ended in Lexington. Insurance is covering his rehab costs but he now has an apartment and is going through a Groundhog Day routine. He is in rehab by 9:30 a.m., out for lunch around noon and then back at it for a few hours in the afternoon.

His most important adviser is physical therapist Kevin Wilk for the next few weeks and months.

“Nerlens is three or four weeks ahead of most people with an ACL injury,” Wilk said Tuesday after putting him through a series of strengthening and stretching exercises. “He doesn’t have any swelling, no pain, has a nice dry knee and everything has been smooth.”

Noel looks to be in good spirits:

Source: Andy Katz |