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Nerlens Noel Dealing With Tendinitis In Both Knees

Nerlens Noel revealed Saturday that he has been dealing with knee tendinitis this season.

"I don't get it like that (regularly),” Noel said. “Just through soreness, because it was a long week of conditioning and basketball. I get it just through soreness of playing a lot."

Noel said the pain usually arises in his left knee, but sometimes both knees.

The Kentucky center successfully played through the tendinitis on Saturday, scoring 7 points, grabbing 9 rebounds and blocking 7 shots in a 74-46 victory over Portland.

"It was tough early on," Noel said of the Portland game. "But it started to loosen up and I was able to just play hard on it with less pain."

Via Jerry Tipton/Lexington Herald-Leader

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