Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware suffered one of the most horrifying injuries ever witnessed on live television during the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Ware shattered his leg attempting to block a shot, bringing the highly anticipated Elite Eight matchup between Louisville and Duke to a screeching halt.
Following the injury, Ware became the inspiration for his No. 1-overall seeded Cardinals, who went on to win the national championship.
Just over two months removed from the devastating injury, Ware is already back on the basketball court. Even more impressive, he is shooting jump shots, according to Eric Crawford of WDRB.com.
That’s right. Jump shots. They weren’t the high-flying variety he showed in his emergence as a major part of U of L’s national championship team late in the season, but they were shots with a little bit of bounce.
Ware still has quite a long recovery road ahead of him and he understands the task at hand.
“I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize it,” he said. “But I’m not going to take it easy, either.”
Head coach Rick Pitino is even impressed by Ware’s progress, stating “Kevin’s doing great … It’s pretty amazing.”
Just to be on the court shooting is a feat in itself. To be lofting up jump shots is impressive in every form.
Ware plans to be able to suit up for the defending champions during the 2013-14 season.