During the March 31 Louisville vs. Duke March Madness game, Kevin suffered one of the biggest sports injuries ever caught on camera! Now a new report claims that he could lose his scholarship!
Kevin Ware had his first surgery to repair his horribly broken right leg on April 1. But in the midst of this tragedy, and having to most likely take a year off from basketball to recover, the Louisville Sophomore may lose his scholarship.
Is Kevin Ware’s Scholarship In Jeopardy After Injury?
Deadspin is reporting that the Georgia native was most likely on scholarship, since he was “highly recruited” out of college. But even though the NCAA has insurance to cover players when they have “catastrophic” injuries like Kevin’s, there’s no guarantee that his scholarship will be renewed for his junior year.
Deadspin writes: “If he is on a yearly scholarship, why would Louisville renew it for his Junior year if it’s clear he won’t play? If he is not renewed could he then afford to attend classes?—you know, those benefits student athletes receive in return for their service. Bad PR and future difficulty recruiting likely serve as deterrents for such an outcome, especially for this specific injury since it happened on such a national stage.”
Kevin’s Broken Leg — The Horrific Injury
We told you that Kevin landed on his right leg wrong, and that’s when his bone broke through the skin. Louisville coach Rick Pitino was fighting back tears and Kevin’s teammates were using their jersey’s to hide their faces.
The team went on to win 85-63, making it to the Final Four. Kevin’s team actually posted a picture of himself from the hospital bed after his surgery.
WATCH: Update On Kevin Ware’s Injury, Surgery, & Recovery
Our friends at NowThisNews provided us this video, talking about Kevin’s gruesome injury. Watch it below!
– Chloe Melas
More On Kevin Ware’s Injury & Recovery:
- Kevin Ware’s Basketball Career: Will He Be Able To Play Again? — Doctor Speaks
- Kevin Ware’s Recovery — Already Standing After Horrific Leg Injury
- Kevin Ware’s Leg Broken In Two Places, Will Be Out For A Year