Updated: February 13, 2013, 1:53 PM ET
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The talented freshman was injured in Tuesday night’s loss to the Florida Gators.
Kentucky medical staff said surgery is expected in the next two to three weeks.
The 6-foot-10 Noel landed awkwardly on his left knee and then slammed the knee into the basket support after chasing down Florida’s Mike Rosario on a fast break and blocking the shot with 8:03 left in No. 25 Kentucky’s 69-52 loss to the seventh-ranked Gators.
Noel immediately grabbed his left knee and screamed in pain. Trainers rushed to his side and Calipari eventually came over and stayed with Noel until he was carried off the court by several teammates.
Information from GatorNation’s Michael DiRocco was used in this report.