Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered from one of the most devastating looking leg injuries of all time during the NCAA tournament last season. On March 31, in an elite eight game against the Duke Blue Devils, Ware tried to block a three-point attempt and landed in a strange way. He had to have two hours of injury and had a rod inserted into his tibia during the surgery. Louisville defeated Duke and eventually beat the Michigan Wolverines in the national championship game.
Last week, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino told reporters Ware was not suspended as some were rumored to believe and gave an update on his condition.
“It’s going to be a while before he gets on the basketball court,” Pitino said. “This is a very serious injury. We’re going to take our time with him. I’m not saying we are going to redshirt him, but we are going to take our time.”
Kenny Klein, Louisville’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Sports Information Director, gave a new update on Ware.
“Latest x-rays for Louisville G Kevin Ware’s rt leg show good healing,” Kelin tweeted. “He’s expected to resume basketball activities in about 4 weeks.”
That’s great news for Ware, a sophomore who averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game last season.