Louisville’s dominant 85-63 victory over Duke Sunday afternoon was overshadowed by one of the most gruesome injuries suffered by a basketball player in recent memory.
Sophomore guard, Kevin Ware, broke his leg in two separate places yesterday when he attempted to unsuccessfully block a Tyler Thornton three-pointer and landed awkwardly on his right foot. The injury occurred with more than six minutes remaining in the first half, and had many viewers at home taking to social media and calling for the outing to be postponed. The players and coaches from both teams were visibly shaken by what had transpired, with some vomiting and/or crying on the bench.
After the game, Ware underwent successful surgery to repair the open fracture of his right tibia. He had the bone in his right leg reset and a rod inserted. According to USA Today, the operation lasted two hours.
At the moment, no time table for his return has been set. However, it is worth noting that multiple sources have indicated that despite its gruesomeness, Ware’s injury does not appear to be a career-threatening one.
You can check out Ware going down in the video below. (Warning: It’s graphic):
Source: USA Today