Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October.
Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday that he's encouraged by Ware's rehabilitation, which recently has included riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome incident during Louisville's regional final victory over Duke and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals' run to their third NCAA title.
''He's just riding the bike and you can almost see from the X-rays the bone healing,'' Pitino said. ''I'd say, in another month he'll be healed and then he'll start working out a little bit.''
Pitino has had a good summer after winning the national championship. He's seen sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell help the U.S. men's Under-19 team win a gold medal and is watching forward Luke Hancock contribute to USA Basketball at the World University Games.
He's also pleased with how Cardinals' veterans are blending with newcomers during workouts.
While keeping an eye on his players...