ACL http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky's Top Freshman Done for Year with Knee Injury http://wkyufm.org/post/kentuckys-top-freshman-done-year-knee-injury <p></p><p>The player some had ranked as the #1 pick in the next NBA draft is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury.</p><p><a href="http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8944097/nerlens-noel-kentucky-wildcats-torn-acl-for-season" target="_blank">ESPN reports</a> University of Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee in last night's loss at Florida.</p><p>The 6'10'' center was averaging 10 points, 10 rebounds, and over four blocks a game before the injury. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:08:12 +0000 Kevin Willis 26424 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky's Top Freshman Done for Year with Knee Injury Several WKU Athletes Can Relate to NFL Superstar's Knee Injury http://wkyufm.org/post/several-wku-athletes-can-relate-nfl-superstars-knee-injury <p></p><p>Robert Griffin III, the star rookie quarterback with the Washington Redskins, had his torn lateral collateral ligament repaired and a "re-do" of his previous&nbsp;anterior cruciate ligament&nbsp;reconstruction. <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8829057/robert-griffin-iii-washington-redskins-acl-lcl-surgery" target="_blank">ESPN is reporting</a> a full recovery is expected.</p><p>Griffin III is just one of the latest athletes to suffer a knee injury involving the ACL.</p><p>WKU Public Radio <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-wide-receiver-makes-long-journey-back-football-field-after-acl-injury" target="_blank">recently reported on the surgical and recovery process </a>involved in ACL injuries. We profiled WKU senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez, a wide receiver on the football team who came back this past season from a torn ACL.</p><p>Two other WKU athletes recovering from torn ACL's are sophomore basketball player <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-sophomore-snipes-out-year-torn-acl" target="_blank">Nigel Snipes</a>, and women's freshman basketball player <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/wkus-kendall-noble-out-year-acl-tear" target="_blank">Kendall Noble. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:44:33 +0000 Kevin Willis 24650 at http://wkyufm.org Several WKU Athletes Can Relate to NFL Superstar's Knee Injury WKU Sophomore Snipes Out for Year with Torn ACL http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-sophomore-snipes-out-year-torn-acl <p><span class="userContent">The WKU men's basketball team will be without one of their top reserves this season. Sophomore Nigel Snipes suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Monday, and will miss the entire 2012-13 season. </span><span class="userContent">A statement issued by WKU Athletics says a full recovery is expected in time for the 2013-14 season.</span> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:20:15 +0000 Kevin Willis 19055 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Sophomore Snipes Out for Year with Torn ACL WKU Wide Receiver Makes Long Journey Back to Football Field After ACL Injury http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-wide-receiver-makes-long-journey-back-football-field-after-acl-injury <p>In WKU's season opening win last Saturday against Austin Peay, senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez didn’t have a particularly amazing stat line: one catch for 25 yards. But the fact Vasquez was on the field at all is a tribute to the power of the human body, spirit—and the miracle of modern medicine. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:23:10 +0000 Kevin Willis 18704 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Wide Receiver Makes Long Journey Back to Football Field After ACL Injury