Louisville's Kevin Ware to address media about broken leg
POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:21pm
University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware is scheduled to talk to the media at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday about the severely broken leg he suffered in his team's weekend victory.
Coach Rick Patino is also scheduled to participate.
In a freak accident while landing from a jump, Ware's right tibia broke, and bone punctured the skin in a compound or open fracture. Television viewers saw the grotesque break and the team's horrified reaction during an NCAA tournament game in Indianapolis.
Before leaving the basketball court Sunday night, Ware, 20, told his teammates to just win the game. Indeed, Louisville went on to beat Duke University and advance to the Final Four.
In a two-hour surgery, Ware's shin bone was straightened and a rod inserted into the tibia, according to a statement from Kenneth Klein, senior associate athletic director for media relations at the University of Louisville.
A photo posted on the Internet shows his jubilant teammates holding up Ware's jersey as they celebrate their win. Another showed Ware in his hospital bed, holding the trophy his teammates brought to him.
The Louisville Cardinals take on the Wichita State Shockers at 6:05 p.m. ET on Saturday.
School officials told CNN that Ware can travel with the team when they fly to Atlanta tonight.