Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 3/31/13
Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered a horrendous leg injury in the first half of their Elite 8 win over Duke when he landed awkwardly on his right leg after he challenged a shot by Duke's Tyler Thornton. He was rushed to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and thankfully underwent a successful two hour procedure to repair his broken bone. He "had the bone reset, the would from the injury closed and a rod inserted in his right tibia." A pair of doctors speculated that Ware might have had a stress fracture beforehand making him prone to the horrific injury he suffered Sunday evening. Reports differ on how long Ware will be out, but it sounds like it could be anywhere from three months to a year. It just goes to show how horrific that injury was if the timeframe for a recovery is so broad. The school says that Ware will remain in the hospital until Tuesday at least, and they are hopeful he can make the trip to Atlanta with the team. The team brought his jersey out to center court to celebrate their Final Four berth, and I am sure a lot of neutrals hope Ware can cut down a piece of the net next Monday night. I know everyone hopes he can resume his playing career.
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