The Kentucky – Louisville rivalry has been defined by simple hatred the two fan bases have had for one another throughout the years.
However, in the case of the Cardinals’ Kevin Ware and his devastating injury, the game rises above any bad blood.
Ware suffered a compound fracture in the team’s Elite Eight win over Duke. He had a steel rod inserted into his leg and faces at least a full year of recovery time.
[Related: Ware is already standing on crutches]
Thus, even the Wildcat Warehouse sent their prayers out to a guy they would just as easily ‘boo’ if they were to see him at full strength on the basketball court.
It is a college rivalry, after all.
— Nathan Ulmer (@UKsportstalk1) April 2, 2013