The inspiring story continues! Less than a week after horrifically breaking his leg in multiple places, Kevin joined his teammates on the bench for their Apr. 6 game against Wichita State. Keep reading for more details.
Kevin Ware wasn’t going to let a silly little leg injury keep him from cheering on his team and being the biggest inspiration they’ll ever have. On Apr. 6, the recovering basketball player sat with his team as they battled Wichita State for a chance to go to college basketball’s national championship.
Kevin Ware Joins His Team For Final Four Game
Kevin looked totally happy to be courtside, sitting on the bench dressed in his Louisville jersey. It’s amazing to think that just six days ago, Kevin suffered what was probably the most graphic injury ever shown on national TV.
But at this point, we really shouldn’t expect anything less from Kevin. From the second his right leg bone snapped to now, he has been the strongest, most positive person out of everyone! Even minutes after he suffered the injury, he implored his team to focus on their game against Duke: “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,'” coach Rick Pitino told a reporter after the game.
Kevin Ware: Overcoming His Horrific Injury
Kevin immediately underwent surgery to repair his damaged leg, which took two hours in total. But just a day later, on Apr. 1, Kevin was up walking around his hotel room with the aide of crutches. Doctors actually think that Kevin could be back playing basketball in about six months. “I’ll be back next season,” Kevin told Good Morning America.
We weren’t even sure Kevin would ever be able to walk again! It’s just so amazing and emotional to see Kevin on the sidelines after that scary moment. He inspired his team to win that night, and we’d be surprised if he doesn’t inspire Louisville to go all the way to the championship!