Kevin Ware gruesome leg injury during Louisville vs. Duke Elite Eight game

Even Joe Theismann feels bad for Kevin Ware after this gruesome injury

3/31/13 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Mar 31, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard/forward Luke Hancock (top) gives encouragement to guard Kevin Ware (bottom) after Ware suffered an injury and is taken off the court on a stretcher in the first half during the finals of the Midwest regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament against the Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsDuring today's Elite Eight game against Duke, Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a compound fracture in his leg when he landed hard on his right leg after contesting a shot.

Even Joe Theismann, who is best known for a gruesome injury of his own, felt bad for Ware after this one.

If you can stand to watch, here's video of the play. Warning: It's truly gruesome, and not for the faint of heart.

After the injury, several Louisville players were seen sobbing on the court, and coach Rick Pitino also had tears in his eyes. This is definitely the most gruesome injury we've seen in this year's tournament by far.

Ware was taken to a nearby hospital and will have surgery tonight.

This was an extremely difficult injury to see, and it's always devastating to see a player go down like that. Best wishes to Kevin Ware, and here's hoping that he recovers fully and quickly from this injury.
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4/1/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

I cannot and will not watch video of the incident after seeing it three times yesterday.  Once was too much.  Tribute to Kevin for worrying less about the name on the back of his jersey and more about the one on front of it.  He called his teammates over before leaving for the hospital and told them "I;ll be okay.  Go win this game." 

4/1/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

That was brutal, and very painful to watch.  He's going to have a long road to recovery, horrendous looking crack.

4/1/13   |   chris_koulouris

(Edited by Dan_B)

It may not count for typical sports viewing but the reality is that sports can be dangerous something that the media has chosen to conveniently remind as it replays the gory details ad hoc...over and over.

3/31/13   |   Scott   |   54621 respect

Louisville paid tribute to their fallen teammate the best way possible by manhandling Duke and booking their ticket to the Final Four