June 27, 2016 | Updated at 12:04 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Kevin Ware Broken Leg Injury VIDEO: Speaks from Hospital, Says He's Walking and Will Be Fine [WATCH]

Kevin Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered one of most gruesome sports injury by breaking his led during a NCAA Elite 8 game during Duke on Sunday is speaking out and saying that he'll be ok.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Apr 02, 2013 08:37 AM EDT
Tag :   kevin ware
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Kevin Ware Injury
(Photo : reuters)
Kevin Ware Broken Leg injury
(Photo : Reuters)

Kevin Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered one of most gruesome injuries in sports history by breaking his leg during a NCAA Elite 8 game against Duke on Sunday is speaking out and saying that he's fine and will be ok.

Ware ran from the edge of the foul line circle and contested Duke's Tyler Thornton's shot in the first half, when he landed all his weight on his right leg.

The sophomore guard recalled the incident from Methodist Hospital as s blur. He said that when he landed awkwardly on his right leg, he thought he just sprained his ankle, but it was the look on Lousiville Head coach Rick Pitino's face that said it all. Ware then looked down at his leg and saw the bone that had punctured his skin, then he immediately went into shock.

"In the moment, you don't know what's wrong with you. You're just looking, thinking, 'How did this happen?' I never watched the replay. I never want to," Ware said.

The guard successfully underwent a two-hour surgery on Sunday night and had his bone reset and a steel rod inserted in his tibia. Ware called his father early Monday morning to tell him that doctors said he would be able to walk with crutches."They said I can walk today. They said I can walk," he said.

"Hopefully I'll be back in time to watch practice," Ware told ESPN by phone Monday. "It hurts but I'll be fine. I'll be fine."

Pitino said that Ware was in good spirits, although the team felt "awful" after the incident.

"The doctors here have been tremendous...and they operated right away on him. He's not in any pain. He'll come back tomorrow to Louisville and travel with the team to Atlanta," Pitino said.

Ware somehow remained calm after he landed on the floor in pain.

"He was laying down, crying and saying: 'Win it for me, y'all. I'm good. I'm going to get surgery and be back at it like I never left,' " Forward Chane Behanan said.

Ware said he has received support and words of encouragement from some big names and celebrities. He received calls from Dwight Howard and Charles Barkley and even received a visit from NCAA president Mark Emmert.

When Ware scrolled through his Twitter feed, there were messages from NBA players like Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, and Rajon Rondo all telling him to stay strong.

"I've never had this much support in my life," Ware said. "Like, I'm just so grateful for it, you know?"

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Linda Cardellini

Bloodline Star Linda Cardellini Felt 'Anxiety' On Set During Season 2?

Linda Cardellini did not feel as much of a sense of family community on set during this season of 'Bloodline'.

Katie confronts Brooke and Bill on the June 27, 2016 episode of 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) Spoilers: Katie Confronts Brooke & Bill About Their Latest Betrayal

Katie realizes that Brooke and Bill are hiding something from her and becomes more determined to find out what it is

Dakota Johnson

Are Dakota Johnson & Amelia Warner Friends Now?

Dakota Johnson was spotted meeting up with British actress Amelia Warner for a sushi date in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend.

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams Delivers Epic Speech On Black Culture

Jesse Williams delivered one epic speech at the BET Awards last night -- watch it all here.

Chloe learns about Nicole's predicament on the June 27, 2016 episode of 'Days of Our Lives'

Days of Our Lives (DOOL) Spoilers: Chloe Learns Nicole Is Being Framed For Deimos' Death

Chloe realizes what kind of trouble Nicole is in because of Deimos' assumed murder and decided to take action

Real Time Analytics