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Louisville player suffers horrific leg injury

Posted: March 31, 2013 4:21 p.m.
Updated: March 31, 2013 4:21 p.m.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and trainers tend to injured guard Kevin Ware during the Midwest Regional final against Duke on Sunday in Indianapolis.

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — School officials say that Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been taken to a local hospital after sustaining a broken lower right leg during the first half of Sunday's Midwest Regional final against Duke.

The injury occurred with 6:33 left in the first half as Duke's Tyler Thornton made a 3-pointer. Ware tried to contest the shot and his leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle.

Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said hospital officials told the school that Ware was "resting comfortably" and that the pain is "under control."

Klein also said that a team of doctors is being assembled to treat Ware but was uncertain whether that meant Ware would undergo surgery in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital.

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