Last Saturday, in what was one of the more emotional moments in some time, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware returned to the court for the first time since suffering a gruesome broken leg in last year’s Elite Eight victory over the Duke Blue Devils.
Ware hit his first shot, a three-pointer, and it was refreshing to see the young man playing basketball again after all that happened.
According to head coach Rick Pitino, though, even though the season has begun, don’t expect to see a repeat performance for at least another two weeks. Pitino has noticed Ware limping and that is the timetable, so far, that he has decided on:
“He’s still limping a little bit,” Pitino said Saturday, via CBSSports.com’s Matt Norlander. ”And it’s noticeable, and when he gets over that he’s going to play. He’s probably only about two weeks away from playing, but I notice in practice a little bit he’s limping. That means, psychologically, he’s favoring it a little bit. He doesn’t notice it at all. But I don’t want to put him in this type of game. The Pikeville (exhibition) situation was just, ‘Get out there, get loose.’ But he is playing full-blown in practice, but I still notice a limp so I don’t want to play him until he’s over that. It’ll be pretty soon.”