Louisville’s Ware leaves hospital

June 24th, 2015 2:10 pm

First Posted: 4/2/2013

Kevin Ware was back on Louisville’s campus Tuesday afternoon after he had been released from an Indianapolis hospital, two days after breaking his right leg during the Cardinals’ Final Four-clinching victory.

The sophomore guard returned to the Cardinals’ practice facility just after 2 p.m..

Ware had been at Methodist Hospital since sustaining the horrific injury Sunday during in the first half of Louisville’s 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional. He underwent surgery to repair compound fractures of the tibia in the leg and is expected to be out a year.

He tweeted Tuesday as he prepared to leave the hospital on crutches, “Back to my brothers I go.”

Louisville coach Rick Pitino has said he would like Ware to travel with the team to Atlanta. Athletic department spokesman Kenny Klein said Wednesday that doctor’s wouldn’t likely sign off on Ware traveling until Wednesday.

Ware broke his leg after going up to block a shot and landing awkwardly. The injury devastated Pitino and Ware’s Louisville teammates, many of whom were seen crying after seeing the severity of the break.

With encouraging words from Ware, who told the team, “just go win the game,” the top-seeded Cardinals regrouped to win and earn their second consecutive Final Four berth.

Pitino and his son, Richard, spent Monday at the hospital with Ware, who was pictured holding the championship trophy in his bed.

-- The Associated Press


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