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Kevin Ware Begins Rehab After Horrific Injury In NCAA Tournament

Ware suffered the horrific injury in the Elite Eight against Duke.

Kevin Ware was the heart-felt story of the NCAA Tournament in March after suffering a broken right leg in Louisville’s Elite Eight match-up with Duke. Ware is now on the rehab trail after the gruesome injury as he continues to share his story with his thousands of twitter followers.

The Louisville guard underwent surgery the same night he broke his right leg on the court and spent the following weeks on the sidelines in support of his teammates in the Final Four. Louisville went on to beat Michigan in an exciting final, and Ware shared the moment with his team.

Ware even had the chance to cut down a piece of the net after Louisville won the National Championship in Atlanta. He has since focused on his recovery as many believed his career was over after watching his fall against Duke.

The 20-year-old has become a social media darling since the injury and shares his thoughts with just over 178,000 followers on Twitter. Ware regularly tweets compelling quotes and even shows his support for athletes around the world who are dealing with injuries and setbacks of their own.

On Sunday, Ware released a photo on Twitter of himself riding a stationary bike. This signifies the start of a long road back for Ware as he hopes to return to the court in the near future.

Ware will be a junior at Louisville next season and still has two years of eligibility left to play for coach Rick Pitino. He will have three years to cover his two years of eligibility, and he has no plans of giving up until he reaches his goal of returning to the floor.

Here is Ware’s tweet, accompanied by a quote that Kobe Bryant posted on Facebook a few days earlier about his recent injury:

After finishing his rehab for the day, Ware even returned to Twitter to send out his thoughts and prayers to the families and victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon tragedy:

As you can see, Kevin Ware is an all-around guy that is determined to make a comeback at Louisville. Breaking your right leg in one of the most unbearable injuries the NCAA has ever seen will have that kind of affect and Ware is staying humble as he continues to move forward.

Will Kevin Ware rise above his gruesome injury and find himself back on the court at Louisville?

[Image via Adam Glanzman]

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