The Louisville Cardinals made it to the final four on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, but before halftime and their 85-63 win over Duke, their guard, sophomore Kevin Ware was lifted onto a stretcher after breaking the bone in his right leg.
The injury, a result of landing wrong after jumping to block the ball, is being called the worst ever in basketball.
“The bone’s 6 inches out of his leg and all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game, win the game,'” U of L coach Rick Pitino said. “I’ve not seen that in my life. … Pretty special young man.”
In a cruel twist, Ware said “If God feels it’s supposed to happen, it’s going to happen” just a day earlier during a sit-down with to The Courier-Journal, in regards to playing with his friend, former Tennessee point guard Chris Jones.
The image of Hale’s teammates crying and wincing on the floor says it all…
Forward Chane Behanan wore Ware’s jersey, #5, to show support and concerned NCAA Tournament viewers took to Twitter, making #WinForWare and #PrayersForWare trending topics.
[UPDATE] There is now an up close photo of the bone coming out of his leg. I would tell you not to look but it’s probably too late. (Sorry.) It’s so gruesome it almost looks like bad horror movie effects.