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Horrific injury; basketball player breaks his leg during a match - Video

by Staff Reporter
01 Apr 2013 at 06:47hrs | Views
INDIANAPOLIS - A University of Louisville basketball player, Kevin Ware, has suffered a horrific leg fracture that left the bone in his right leg protruding on live TV.



Ware's right leg bent in such an awkward and frightening angle that CBS stopped showing replays shortly after the fall in the NCAA tournament matchup against Duke.

"The bone's 6 inches out of his leg and all he's yelling is, 'Win the game, win the game,' " Pitino said. "I've not seen that in my life. ... Pretty special young man."

Viewers who saw the injury on TV reacted on social networks and #KevinWare shot to one of the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter. Video of the injury was posted on YouTube -- CBS initially replayed it twice before changing course.

With 6:33 left in the first half, Ware tried to contest a 3-pointer by Duke's Tyler Thornton. Ware's leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle.

School officials said Ware was taken to Methodist Hospital with a broken lower right leg. Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein said hospital officials told the school that Ware was "resting comfortably" and that the pain was "under control."



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