After Kevin’s tragic and horrific injury during the Louisville-Duke basketball game, here’s a little good news. Early on Monday morning, Apr. 1, Kevin successfully made it through surgery and was able to celebrate his team’s win.
Kevin Ware is the definition of a survivor. After breaking his leg in what may be the worst sports injury ever shown on national television, he has been nothing but positive and inspirational. Coming out of surgery on Apr. 1, he was finally able to rest and relish his Louisville team making it to the Final Four.
Kevin Ware Holds The Trophy After Surgery
A touching picture posted on Kevin’s Facebook fanpage shows the injured basketball star laying in his hospital bed post-surgery, clutching his team’s Final Four trophy. “Surgery went well, kevin holds the trophy,” read the caption. How emotional!
After Kevin’s right leg snapped in two different places during Louisville’s game against Duke University, his teammates broke down. Players fell to their knees and used their jerseys to shield their eyes. Even coach Rick Pitino couldn’t fight back his tears. But of all people, it was Kevin who lifted everyone up.
Kevin Ware Turns Injury Into Inspiration For Louisville
“All he kept saying – and remember the bone is six inches out of his leg — and all he’s yelling is ‘win the game, win the game.’ I’ve never seen that in my life,” Rick said after the game.
Kevin forced his teammates to turn his ghastly injury into a rallying cry, and instead of breaking down and losing the game, Louisville went on to dominate the rest of the game, winning 85-63.
His coach confirmed that Kevin would be out for at least a year, but with a successful surgery already in the books and Kevin’s unbelievable fortitude, expect to see him back on the court as soon as he can get out there.
WATCH: Kevin Ware Breaks Leg In Louisville Vs. Duke Game
— Andrew Gruttadaro