Kevin Ware injury update: Louisville guard broke his leg in two places, out at least a year

Louisville Cardinals players including Russ Smith (middle) and Peyton Siva (right) celebrate with the midwest regional championship trophy and the jersey of injured teammate Kevin Ware (not pictured) after the finals of the Midwest regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament against the Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Louisville won 85-63. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Louisville Cardinals players including Russ Smith (middle) and Peyton Siva (right) celebrate with the midwest regional championship trophy and the jersey of injured teammate Kevin Ware (not pictured) after the finals of the Midwest regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament against the Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Louisville won 85-63. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Ware suffered what is already widely considered the most horrific leg break in the history of televised sports. The 6’2″ Louisville guard jumped up to try to block a Duke shot, but came down awkwardly onto his right leg, snapping it in gruesome fashion.

Right as the injury occurred, it looked as if Ware would never step onto a basketball court again. However, he may be able to play again, but, according to SB Nation, any return will be a long time in the making.

Rick Pitino confirmed to reporters that Ware broke his leg in two places and it’d likely be at least a year recovery process. When he was taken to the hospital, the bone was sticking six inches out of his skin.

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