Found June 04, 2013 on College Spun:
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gocards.com We’ve got a bit of uplifting news today out of Louisville. Kevin Ware, who suffered a horrific broken leg injury against Duke in the Elite Eight this past March, is already back taking jump shots in the gym. WDRB’s Eric Crawford reported such last night. That’s right. Jump shots. They weren’t the high-flying variety he showed in his emergence as a major part of U of L’s national championship team late in the season, but they were shots with a little bit of bounce. The turnaround on this seems incredible, as Ware’s injury took place just over two months ago. Still, Ware is not expected to play at all this year and is slotted (hopefully) for a return some time in 2014. He is, however, expected to make a full recovery. [WDRB via CBS Sports]
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