UPDATE (11:00 P.M. ET): Ware's surgery has been successful. He had his bone re-set, the wound closed and a metal rod inserted onto his right tibia.
The Louisville Cardinals routed the Duke Blue Devils to advance to the Final Four, but it came at a terrible price. Sophomore guard Kevin Ware suffered a grisly injury in the first half, breaking his leg after an awkward landing.
Ware was taken to a local hospital, and after the game coach Rick Pitino confirmed that his leg is broken in two parts, with the bone sticking six inches out of the skin, and will be out for at least a year. He also added that it's the same kind of injury running back Michael Bush had back in 2006 with the football team.
Bush's injury required a steel rod to be inserted into his leg. He missed both his senior year at Louisville and rookie year with the Oakland Raiders rehabbing from a broken tibia. His reaction to Ware's injury was as unpleasant as you'd imagine:
I can't even get myself together. I don't even wanna watch the rest of this game. His life just change— Michael Bush (@michaelbush29) March 31, 2013
Stay tuned to Card Chronicle for more updates on Ware's recovery.