Louisville guard Kevin Ware hasn't seen a replay of the absolutely horrific injury that he suffered on Sunday when he broke his tibia in the middle of an Elite 8 game against Duke. And, we don't blame him one bit for steering clear of it. But, late yesterday, Ware did recall the details surrounding the injury, including what he thought when he saw a large piece of his bone sticking out of his leg shortly after the injury took place.
"I jumped and my leg felt kind of funny," he told ESPN.com last night. "When Coach [Pitino] tried to help me up, he gave me a funny kind of look. I'm looking at him and then I look down and I see my bone sticking out. It wasn't a hurt feeling. I just went into shock. In the moment, you don't know what's wrong with you. You're just looking, thinking, 'How did this happen?' I never watched the replay. I never want to."
Ware also said that he's not going to let the injury hold him back from continuing his career. In fact, he looks at the leg injury as little more than a "challenge."
"I never back down from a challenge," he said, "and, to me, that's what this is. Just another challenge. I'll get through it."
That's a great attitude to have. We're definitely pulling for this kid to make it back to the basketball court ASAP.