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Kevin Ware Broken Leg Injury Recovery: See Louisville Guard Up And Walking After Gruesome Accident [PHOTO] [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter - Posted: 04/01/13 05:36PM EDT
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Posted by Kenny Klein, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations/SID at the University of Louisville, Kevin Ware gets out of his hospital bed and is ready to move around. (Photo: Twitter / KKcards)

20-year-old Louisville Cardinals sophomore guard Kevin Ware broke his leg with just 6:33 left on the clock in the first half of a game against Duke. Leaping to block Duke's Tyler Thornton's 3-point shot, Ware suffered from an awkward landing that caused his legs to buckle.

A devastating injury that occurred right in front of the Louisville bench, Kevin Ware's right tibia broke through the skin. Trainers immediately rushed to Wares aid, covering his badly broken leg with a towel and lifting him on a stretcher.

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It's one of the most devastating injuries in the history of sports, but it wasn't enough to keep neither the Cardinals nor Kevin Ware down. Shocked from the injury, Louisville team Choach Rick Pitino shed tears as Ware suffered visible agony from the pain. Eventually, the team managed to regain composure and inner strength. "'Don't worry about me, win this thing," said Ware to his team.

Inspired by their teammate's courage, the team rallied a dominating second half against the Duke, finishing the game with a final score of 85-63.

Kevin Ware was taken to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. According to doctors, the surgery to repair the break was successful. Although Ware's journey back to the basketball court will be a long one, doctors are confident that he will return eventually. and while his road to recovery is a daunting one, he should be able to play again.

Sporting a leg cast and a pair of crutches, Kevin Ware managed to get up and about today.

Coach Rick Pitino made sure to visit Ware at the hospital following the team's incredible victory. Bearing gifts, Pitino presented Ware with the regional championship trophy.

'He was groggy, in good spirits,' said Rick Pitino.



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