Louisville’s Kevin Ware cuts down the nets as a big part of the championship team [Photo]

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware cuts down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware cuts down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Ware was forced to sit on the sidelines after suffering a compound fracture in Louisville’s Elite Eight clash against Duke.

However, his Cardinal teammates took care of business, playing spectacular basketball to beat Wichita State in the Final Four and finally Michigan in the 2013 NCAA national championship game.

However, just because he was forced to sit out doesn’t mean he wasn’t a part of it — and it doesn’t mean his surgically prepared leg was going to keep him from cutting down the nets.

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware reacts after cutting down the net after the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)