Louisville Cardinal's guard Kevin Ware suffered a possible career-ending injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA college tournament on Sunday (Mar 31) in Indianapolis.
The injury occurred when Ware sprinted across the floor at full speed to challenge a 3-point shot by Duke's Tyler Thornton. As he landed he rolled his ankle, transferring the impact of the hard landing to his right leg which caused a shear force fracture of the tibia bone. Part of the bone was left protruding from his lower leg.
As horrific as his injury looked, Ware was composed enough to encourage his teammates to beat Duke to advance to the Elite 8, which the team did in convincing fashion.
After the injury occurred, only one player, Louisville Cardinals forward Luke Hancock, rushed over to comfort his fallen teammate. Only one selfless player chose not to overreact or draw attention to himself by collapsing on the floor in a heap, crying and puking for the cameras. The other players should be ashamed of how they reacted.
Yes, it's human to be shocked at such an injury. But then you man up, you get over it and you go and comfort your teammate. Coach Rick Pitino had to tell his players to go over to Ware and talk to him.
It was a pathetic sight to see grown men behaving like a bunch of women. I'm embarrassed for these girly boys who pass as men today. What has happened to our men?
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