UL Injury Sparks Outpouring of Support
Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome sports injuries ever during Sunday’s Elite Eight game against Duke, in what many are comparing to the infamous Joe Theismann broken leg injury during a 1985 NFL game.
Ware suffered a horrendous broken leg during the first half of the Duke game, leading to utter shock by everyone in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium and tears from his Cardinal teammates and coaches.
The injury resulted in an outpouring of support for the fallen player on the internet, as the hashtag #PrayforWare trended on Twitter and led to countless thoughts and prayers from people around the web, including notable athletes:
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
Wow. Prayers are with Kevin Ware.
— Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) March 31, 2013
I don’t even have words. Only prayers right now.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 31, 2013
Wow saying a prayer for that player from Louisville! One of the worst injuries I’ve ever seen
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) 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
After Louisville beat Duke on Sunday, 85-63, the Cardinals are headed to Ware’s hometown of Atlanta, where they will no doubt be playing in his honor while trying to win the school’s first national title since 1996.
Head coach Rick Pitino after the game that Ware broke his bone in two places and will miss a year of action.
We can only hope Ware will have the same miraculous recovery that former South Carolina football star Marcus Lattimore is exhibiting and that we will see Ware back on the court sooner rather than later.
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