Sunday Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware suffered one of the most horrifying injuries every broadcast on television when the bone of his leg snapped through his skin. It was shown live, and during a replay, and can now be seen on Youtube, but it’s not for the faint of heart.
It looked like just a routine jump for a block, but it resulted in a terrifying injury that led the other ball players, including the opposing team, to burst into tears and fall to the floor in shock. When he was being carried away on a stretcher his coach said he chanted over and over “Just win the game, just win the game.”
Thankfully Kevin underwent a successful surgery yesterday, and is now back on his feet with the help of crutches. The Louisville director for media relations tweeted this photo of Kevin looking so much better. He’s in for a long recovery, but doctors feel optimistic that he can someday return to the game. Ware himself is determined to come back, telling the New York Daily News: “This is a minor setback for a major comeback,” Ware said. “I have to have the right approach to it. They told me things are gonna be good for me. This is not a lifetime injury where I can never play basketball again.”
His teammates pulled through for him and won the game Sunday, The Cardinals beat Duke’s Blue Devils 85-63, landing them a place in the coveted Final Four for the second time in a row. According to his coach Rick Pitino Ware will travel with his team to Atlanta, where he grew up, this Saturday to root for them as they take on the Wichita State Shockers at 3:10 p.m. EST.