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Insurance No Benefit to Kentucky's Noel

Phil Sandlin/AP

On Wednesday afternoon, the results of the magnetic resonance imaging test on the left knee of Kentucky center Nerlens Noel came back, and the news was not good.

The night before, Noel was carried off the court after landing awkwardly following a block attempt. The test confirmed that Noel had severed his anterior cruciate ligament.

Noel, a 6-foot-10 freshman, was projected by many N.B.A. draft analysts as this...

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