(AP) Louisville’s Ware breaks leg in tourney game
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
School officials say that Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been taken to a local hospital after sustaining a broken lower right leg during the first half of Sunday’s Midwest Regional final against Duke.
The injury occurred with 6:33 left in the first half as Duke’s Tyler Thornton made a 3-pointer. Ware tried to contest the shot and his leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle.
Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said hospital officials told the school that Ware was “resting comfortably” and that the pain is “under control.”
Klein also said that a team of doctors is being assembled to treat Ware but was uncertain whether that meant Ware would undergo surgery in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital.