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Kentucky Forward Alex Poythress Has A Torn ACL, Will Miss The Rest Of The Season

Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the Wildcats' 2014-15 season, John Calipari announced Friday morning. 

Poythress, a 6-foot-8, 238-pound forward, had been starting for Calipari's squad. Through 10 games, he'd averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. 

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Calipari said the injury occurred during a breakaway layup at practice on Thursday. A date for the surgery has not been set. Typical recovery time for a torn ACL is six to eight months. 

"If this is something crazy, you have insurance and you're a millionaire," Calipari wrote on his website. "You have even more time than Nerlens had to prepare yourself for the draft if that's what you choose to do."

Poythress, a junior, could opt to return to school for another season. He is described by many as Kentucky's best pure athlete. 

The Wildcats, 10-0, are set to host North Carolina at Rupp Arena Saturday.