Nerlens Noel injury: Athletes react on Twitter to news of Kentucky center's torn ACL

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The knee injury to Nerlens Noel, who was likely in the midst of a one-year stop at the amateur level, prompted many fellow athletes to send out well-wishes on Twitter.

The reaction to Kentucky's announcement that Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL was swift on Twitter. Shortly after UK confirmed that it was a season-ending injury, the Wildcats' center sent out his own upbeat tweet about the "setback:"

Noel's injury will obviously be a flashpoint in the debate over the NBA's minimum age requirement, as Noel was likely a high lottery pick right out of high school and appeared to be one-and-done at Kentucky. Now, regardless of what level he's at this fall, he'll likely be rehabbing the ACL injury for at least the rest of 2013.

John Calipari also took to Twitter and reiterated Noel's positive attitude about the injury:

As soon as he went down, fellow athletes commented on Twitter. It started on Tuesday night after the ugly injury took place:

Former UK football player Randall Cobb:

And then after news of the torn ACL, basketball players from all levels took to Twitter. Marshall Henderson, the gunner for Ole Miss, where Noel had perhaps his best game of the season:

The Grizzlies' Tony Allen:

Notre Dame women's basketball star Skylar Diggins:

Fellow SEC East big man, Sheldon Jeter of Vandy, whose avartar includes an appearance of Noel:

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