While Louisville was busy advancing to the Final Four, there was a devastating moment that shocked the college basketball world. Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome leg injury in the first half when he jumped up to block a shot and came down on a shattered leg. Ware’s bone stuck out from his skin and he was in obvious pain. The entire crowd and both teams were shaken by the injury and brought to tears.
There is no doubt that Ware’s injury was one of the most shocking and gruesome injuries in sports history. All you need to do is see his teammates reaction on the court and the reaction on Twitter to understand the magnitude of the injury.
First, here was Ware’s teammates reaction:
If you are a brave soul, you can watch the injury happen here.
For those with a weak stomach like myself, a quick look at some Twitter reaction will tell you all that you need to know about Ware’s injury. His leg was snapped in two places and it will take at least a year for him to fully recover. Here is the immediate Twitter reaction from his injury:
Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware.
— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) March 31, 2013
Just watched what happened to Kevin Ware definitely sending my prayers up for you man
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) March 31, 2013
Prayers up for Kevin Ware, his teammates, & family
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 31, 2013
I didn’t even see the injury to Kevin Ware but judging by the tweets my prayers go out to him. Expect it in football but not bball!
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 31, 2013
In sports it can all end so quickly! My heart goes out to the young man Kevin Ware from Louisville. #SpeedyRecovery
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) March 31, 2013
May God be with Kevin Ware and his family.Ya in my prayers bro
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 31, 2013
Prayers sent out to Kevin Ware
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) March 31, 2013
Wow! Speedy recovery for Kevin Ware hopefully! Scary moment! Prayers and blessings to you bud! #NCAA
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) March 31, 2013
Neven seen any injury like what just happened to Kevin Ware in a hoops game. Like Theismann/DeAndre Brown injuries.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) March 31, 2013
Really sad to a see any competitor experience what just happened to Kevin Ware…my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
— Greg Anthony (@GregAnthony50) March 31, 2013
That’s one of the most sickening leg injuries I’ve ever had to watch. God bless Kevin Ware.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 31, 2013
Oh my god. Kevin Ware compound fracture. Oh no.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 31, 2013