HoopsHype Kevin Ware rumors


April 1, 2013 Updates

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals' 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final, and he is expected to remain in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday, Louisville announced. Ware had the bone reset, and a rod was inserted into his leg during the operation that lasted about two hours. The wound caused by the bone puncturing through his skin in his lower leg was closed. USA Today Sports

Louisville's late-night release said no timetable for recovery has been set, but the early prognosis from sports medicine director Fred Hina — given right after the game while Ware was in surgery — was that Ware is bound for a lengthy recovery, but the injury is not likely a career-ending one. USA Today Sports

With just over eight minutes left, and the Cardinals' halftime lead of three having ballooned to 16, Tatum sent a manager to the locker room to dig Ware's jersey out of a duffel bag and bring it to the bench. In the final minute it was handed to forward Chane Behanan, who calls Ware his "blood brother" and had been so distraught after the injury that Pitino had to remove him from the game. Behanan removed his own jersey and replaced it with Ware's, and thumped his blood brother's number with his fist as the final seconds counted down. "We did this for Kevin," Behanan said. "I just wanted him to be there." SI.com

Lisa Junior watched from Conyers, Ga., as her son's jersey reappeared on CBS. "It looked like Chane was wearing a spandex shirt, he had to pull it on so tight," he said. Her Kevin is a wiry 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, while Behanan is 6-6 and 250. Junior laughed and teared up at the same time. "To see Chane do that?" she said. "It was so touching to know that those guys -- Kevin's brothers -- were thinking of him." SI.com

Nazr Mohammed: It always hurt to see a fellow basketball player get hurt like Kevin Ware did. Will definitely put him in my prayers. #SpeedyRecovery Twitter @NazrMohammed

Jrue Holiday: Prayin for Kevin Ware @_Woody23!!! Stay strong bro GOD BLESS Twitter @Jrue_Holiday11

March 31, 2013 Updates

Kevin Ware, a sophomore guard from the Bronx, suffered a devastating leg injury in the first half of Louisville's Elite Eight game against Duke Sunday night. Ware attempted to to block a shot by Duke's Tyler Thornton and landed awkwardly on his right leg. The game was halted for several minutes and Louisville players and coach Rick Pitino were seen tearing up in the injury timeout. New York Daily News

Immediately, medical personnel came out with a stretcher while Louisville players appeared traumatized. In a terrifying scene, Cardinals guard Russ Smith started crying uncontrollably after seeing Ware while freshman forward Montrezl Harrell was doubled over on the floor, shaking. Players on Duke's bench also appeared to be shocked about what had just happened. The game stopped for seven minutes, and Louisville's players gathered around Ware before he was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. Ware was taken promptly to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. USA Today Sports

Net Daily: Lets not speculate on the cause of his injury, his prognosis or its effect on the game. Lets just keep Kevin Ware in our thoughts #respect Twitter @NetsDaily

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