Louisville Cardinal Kevin Ware was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday. His release comes two days after breaking his leg against Duke during NCAA March Madness.
Kevin Ware’s horrific injury happened during the first half of Louisville’s 85-63 victory. The win put Louisville in to the Final Four for the second straight year.
Ware broke his leg going up to block a shot. He landed with all his weight on his right leg and it buckled. A true team player, Ware told his teammates, “just go win the game.” Louisville did win and will fly to Atlanta to try and win the rest of the tournament.
After a successful surgery on Monday, Ware was spotted in the hospital sporting a new pair of crutches. His recovery continues with his release from the hospital. Louisville has promised the athlete’s family will not have to pay the hefty medical bills.
Now that Ware has been released from the hospital, coach Rick Pitino would like to see him travel with the team to Atlanta. Doctors won’t be able to clear Ware to travel until Wednesday.
It is required by the NCAA that schools have insurance policies for student-athletes. For championship events like March Madness, the NCAA insurance converse medical expenses up to $90,000.
Hopefully Kevin Ware’s early release from the hospital is a sign his injury won’t be career ending. Former Washington Redskin quarterback Joe Theismann suffered a similar injury on Monday Night Football in 1985 that ended his career.
Here is Louisville coach Rick Pitino discussing Ware’s injury after the game:
Ware’s age could play an important factor in his ability to recover. Current Redskin quarterback RG3 is ahead of schedule recovering from a torn ACL. His injury is not as devastating as Kevin Ware’s, but older athletes tend to have more trouble recovering from serious injuries.
Are you surprised Kevin Ware has already been released from the hospital? Is it a good sign for his recovery?