Originally Posted by Boston Red
Noel would have to be certifiably insane to return.
I don't see it happening myself, but it has been floated around. I think it depends on how his rehab progresses but with how weak this draft class is, he could still be a top five pick and be ready middle of next season.
I'd say he's gone and that's the most predictable thing you can say about this offseason coming up.