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Did You See That? Kevin Ware suffers grotesque injury

Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 07:08 PM

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Louisville guard Kevin Ware, bottom, is comforted by teammate Luke Hancock, top, after suffering a devastating leg injury against Duke during the NCAA tournament  Sunday in Indianapolis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Louisville guard Kevin Ware, bottom, is comforted by teammate Luke Hancock, top, after suffering a devastating leg injury against Duke during the NCAA tournament Sunday in Indianapolis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The sight was pure horror. During the NCAA tournament game between Louisville and Duke, Cardinals guard Kevin Ware sustained a gruesome broken right leg.
The sight was pure horror.

During the NCAA tournament game between Louisville and Duke on Sunday, Cardinals guard Kevin Ware sustained a gruesome broken right leg at 6:33 of the first half.

With Louisville leading 21-17, Ware was contesting a shot by Duke's Tyler Thornton, who cut the lead to one after making a three-pointer. 

The shot garnered no applause from the Duke bench as Ware landed awkwardly on his right leg, drawing immediate shock and dismay from both teams.

One game official admitted to several reporters that a bone snapped in Ware's leg. Louisville players were inconsolable as Ware was whisked away on a stretcher. (Update: Ware is recovering following successful surgery Sunday night, according to Louisville officials. The Cardinals overcame the emotional loss to beat Duke, 85-63). 

The injury made even former quarterback Joe Theismann cringe.

"Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware," tweeted Theismann, who suffered a similar grotesque broken leg in a Monday night football game against the New York Giants in 1985.

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