November 24, 2014 | Updated at 12:56 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Kevin Ware Injury VIDEO, Close-up Leg Break & X-Ray PHOTOS From Louisville Vs. Duke March Madness 2013

Kevin Ware, 20, fell backward after trying to block a three-point shot and in the process, he experienced a horrific injury to his right leg live on national television before millions of viewers. See the close-up and x-ray photos and video here.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Apr 03, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Kevin Ware Broken Leg injury
  • (Photo : Reuters)
  • Kevin Ware on Crutches
  • Kevin Ware on Crutches (Photo : Kevin Ware/ Twitter)

Kevin Ware, the college basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals basketball team, had a major setback on Sunday during the Louisville vs. Duke March Madness game on Sunday.

During the first half of the Elite Eight game against Duke University, Ware, 20, fell backward after trying to block a three-point shot and in the process, he experienced a horrific injury to his right leg live on national television before millions of viewers.

Ware's injury occurred before the Cardinals beat Duke in the 85-63 win which helped them advance to the Final Four.

The players and coaches from both teams were visibly upset and the college sophomore's teammates broke down and cried on the basketball court and huddled together and prayed for Ware.

The Bronx, New York native has been commended for his strength and courage during the ordeal- he remained strong and repeatedly told his teammates, "I'm fine, just win the game" as onlookers appeared horrified at the sight of his bone sticking out of his leg.

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino told reporters that he was shocked at how strong he was during the ordeal.

"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,'" Pitino told reporters. "I've never seen that in my life."

Pitino also gave details of the injury.

"Basically the bone popped out of the skin. It broke in two spots," the coach explained. "It will take a year to come back."

View the close-up photo of Ware's horrific injury here.

Ware was rushed to Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis and underwent fractures to the tibia to his leg. On Monday, he woke up to find the team's championship trophy in his room.

View the photo of Ware's leg x-ray here.

When Ware was released from the hospital on Tuesday, he sent the following tweet to his followers: "Back to my brothers I go." The injury is not expected to be career-ending. According to reports, he may be able to return to playing basketball in one year.

Several athletes have expressed their support for Ware on Twitter including NBA players Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Pitino said that Ware will be able to travel with his team to watch them play in Atlanta on Wednesday. The Cardinals will play against Wichita State next Saturday. The winner of that game will face either Michigan or Syracuse for the national championship.

Watch the video of Kevin Ware breaking his leg here.


© 2014 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

WWE

WWE 'Survivor Series 2014' LIVE STREAM: Watch Team Authority vs Team Cena Online

Find out who will win when Team Authority and Team Cena go head to head.

Nicki Minaj

Watch Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian and Lil' Wayne's AMA Performance, HERE!

Nicki Minaj performed her newest song, "Bed of Lies" at the 2014 American Music Awards. Watch it, here.

Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ariana Grande

Watch Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Perform 'Bang, Bang!'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shut down the American Music Awards with a performance of their hit, "Bang, Bang."

Beyonce

10 Perfect Twitter Reactions to Beyonce's New Video, "7/11" + Watch HERE!

After two leaks from Beyoncé's upcoming Platinum Edition album leaked online, she released the singles on her personal website along with a hilarious, home-made video for "7/11." Watch it, here.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams Brushed Over the Aaliyah Biopic Backlash & Her Fans are Not Having It on Twitter

Wendy Williams veritably ignored the social media backlash of "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B," and fans who expected her to be her usual open and honest self are not happy.

Solange Knowles, Julez

Need Another Reason to Love Solange's Wedding? Watch Her Adorable Performance With Son, Julez

Photos of Solange Knowles' unconventionally stunning wedding have flooded the Internet, since Nov. 16. Now, a video of she and her son Julez dancing at the reception has melted everyone's heart. Watch it, here.

WWE

WWE 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch 'Monday Night Wrestling 2014' Online @ 8PM ET

Catch the latest episode of WWE's Monday Night 'Raw'

Zonnique Pullins, Tiny Harris

Did Tiny's Daughter Zonnique Get Eye Surgery, Too?

Zonnique Pullins, the teenage daughter of Tiny Harris, debuted a new photo with lighter eyes on Instagram, this weekend. But, are they permanent like her mother's new eyes?

The Librarians

Meet 'The Librarians' Jake Stone, Christian Kane Dishes On Character's Back Story

Christian Kane has quite a lot in common with his new 'Librarians' character.

WWE

WWE 'Survivor Series 2014' LIVE STREAM: Watch Team Authority vs Team Cena Online

Find out who will win when Team Authority and Team Cena go head to head.

Hawaii Five-0

McGarrett Talks Catherine Rollins On 'Hawaii Five-0'; What's Next For McRollins

The topic of Catherine Rollins is back on the table.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams Has a Scandalous Bill Cosby Story of Her Own, Watch Here

Things are not looking good for Bill Cosby, as more women claim he sexually assaulted them. Now that former fashion model Janice Dickonson has shared her story, Wendy Williams had a story of her own.

Dancing With the Stars

'Dancing With the Stars' Results Season 19 Week 10, Who Was Voted Off?

Find out who was sent packing after week 10 of 'Dancing With the Stars'

Love and Hip Hop NY Cast

"Love and Hip Hop NY" is Coming Back in December, With 5 New Cast Members

"Love and Hip Hop NY" is back with five new cast members and fan favorites returning for the fifth season.

Latest News

Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ariana Grande

Watch Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Perform 'Bang, Bang!'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shut down the American Music Awards with a performance of their hit, "Bang, Bang."

Mary J. Blige

Watch Mary J. Blige's AMA Performance, HERE!

Mary J. Blige performed a new song at the 2014 American Music Awards! Watch it, here.

Nicki Minaj

Watch Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian and Lil' Wayne's AMA Performance, HERE!

Nicki Minaj performed her newest song, "Bed of Lies" at the 2014 American Music Awards. Watch it, here.

Ariana Grande

Watch Ariana Grande's Amazing AMA Performance, HERE!

Ariana Grande shut down the 2014 American Music Awards with her performance. Watch it, here.

WWE

WWE 'Survivor Series 2014' LIVE STREAM: Watch Team Authority vs Team Cena Online

Find out who will win when Team Authority and Team Cena go head to head.

Playstation 4

Where To Find The Best Deals On Gaming Systems, Movies & Music On Blafk Friday

Black Friday is just days away and as shoppers clamor to get the perfect gifts for their loved ones, or maybe just a good deal for themselves, Enstars is continuing its countdown on the best tech deals in gaming, movies and music.

Beyonce

10 Perfect Twitter Reactions to Beyonce's New Video, "7/11" + Watch HERE!

After two leaks from Beyoncé's upcoming Platinum Edition album leaked online, she released the singles on her personal website along with a hilarious, home-made video for "7/11." Watch it, here.

Doctor Who

What Will Clara Do Post-Doctor? Jenna Coleman Teases Oswald's 'Doctor Who' Future

Find out what Clara may do once she leaves the TARDIS behind.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Into the Woods movie coming Christmas Day 2014

'Into the Woods' Stars Anna Kendrick & Chris Pine New Interviews for Movie Opening Christmas Day 2014, Watch Here (VIDEO)

Watch interview with 'Into the Woods' stars Anna Kendrick and Chris here (VIDEO).

American Music Awards 2014

2014 American Music Awards Complete Winners List Including One Direction's Big Night, See Here

2014 American Music Awards Complete Winners List Including One Direction's Big Night, See Here

Clash Of Clans

Clash Of Clans Video Guide: Know The Enemy's Defenses To Improve Your Offense [VIDEO]

Galadon is back with another video, this time outlining the finer points of an opponent's defenses and how to read them. Also, how to not fall into traps set forth by your enemy.

Colleen Crowley

Johnny Manziel Girlfriend: Colleen Crowley Begs Browns to Let her 'Bae' Play [TWEET, VIDEO]

That Colleen Crowley is a big fan of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel should come as no surprise to anyone.

League of Legends

League Of Legends Will Pay You To Hack Into It As Part Of New Security Program From Riot Games; Discover Exploits, Get Money

For as long as there are games, there will be people trying to hack in and exploit them. Riot Games decided to get out in front of it and has been issuing cash rewards to hackers and security experts who have caught and reported security flaws in League of Legends.

Limbo

Microsoft Awarding Early Xbox One Buyers With A Free Copy Of Limbo, Confirming Limbo Xbox One Version

Many Xbox One owners who had bought their console early were pleasantly surprised today to find an Xbox Live message that said they would be getting a free copy of the macabre indie hit Limbo, especially since the Xbox One version hadn't been officially announced yet.

Swiss Davis Cup Team

Roger Federer Davis Cup-Clinching Win for Swiss Aided by Questionable French Captain Strategy? [VIDEO]

The only question remaining in the aftermath of Switzerland's Davis Cup championship victory over France pertains to who cried more afterward.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez 2014 American Music Awards Performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, Watch Here (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez 2014 American Music Awards Performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, Watch Here (VIDEO)

Real Time Analytics