It’s March Madness in the US and the biggest story to date is the gruesome injury of University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware who suffered an open fracture of his right leg during the Midwest Regional final that left his teammates and coach in tears.
Ware, a 6-foot-2 sophomore reserve guard, was contesting an outside shot right in front of his own team’s bench when he landed awkwardly and his leg buckled, bending almost at a right ankle.
Ware, 20, was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after the game to repair the fracture. The leg was broken in two places, was reset and a rod inserted into his right tibia. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said Ware immediately though about his team the moments after sustaining the injury. Ware told the team that he would be fine and to win the game, according to Pitino.
Louisville drew inspiration from Ware’s message and rolled over Duke, 85-63, in the Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Cardinals will play Wichita State in the Final Four next Saturday.The injury was so gruesome that CBS decided to halt replays of the injury after showing it two times but videos of the accident is circling over social networking sites and via You Tube. Broken leg caught on camera.