yeah...definitely not going to watch that...poor guy
I really hope, in the immediate term, anyway, that Louisville alumni can step to the plate on this.
The worst injury I've seen in my life, as a longtime fan of several violent sports. Only comparable injuries I can think of is Musa Smith's leg turning to jello against the Cowboys several years ago and when Frank Mir broke Tim Sylvia's arm, and those are literally nothing compared to what happened to this kid. Sad to see, hope he recovers fully.
Joe Theissman's break wasn't in HD, this was. Absolutely gruesome injury and very hard to watch.
It really was strange how it happened. No contact at all, just landed on it funny and his leg completely gave out.
Even if he never plays again he will be on scholie until he graduates. If they revoked it because he was injured while performing for the school Louisville would never recover from the PR damage.
He will be nursed back to heath and his expenses covered by the schools insurance.
I know some of you guys hate wrestling but Sid Viscous suffered a similar injury in a similar fashion. When you have a stress fracture you have to treat it almost as if its a compound fracture and by that I mean that you have to stay off that leg. Speaking of compound what made it so gruesome is that his bone stuck 6 inches through the skin. You just do not see those types of injuries unless its a car accident or war.
Oh I forgot to mention that Sid is 6'10" 335lbs.
My theory on what may have caused the horrible injury, which I have not seen mentioned in a public domain, is the close proximity of his landing spot to the edge of the "table" on which they were playing.
Game was being played on a raised court.
Injury occurred at the sideline, either a few inches in or out of bounds (I am not sure and I ain't watching again to find out).
There is a foot or two of hardwood beyond the sideline ... the floor then transitions to a sticky carpet, on which the players can wipe their sneaks ... then it is a four foot or so drop, off the edge of the table.
It is possible Ware shifted his weight to avoid going off the edge of the table, leading to the horrific injury.
I think it would be bizarre to play on a raised court but, if so, there should be much wider borders. The angle Ware took, to challenge the shot, would have led him to step beyond the edge of the court on a normal, regular playing surface.
Regardless, very glad to read Kevin Ware was seen smiling today!
Absolutely horrible injury. I am glad I as not watching it live.
It had to be either stress fracture that was undiagnosed, or chips missing from the bone. That landing was ordinary, it just broke.
I heard Joe Theisman talk about it today. Based on medical treatment today, Ware may still have a future in sports.
The sprained ankle - stress fracture is possible. And with kids, they often lie about being fine because they want to play, when really they arnt 100%.
The raised court is an interesting theory. I'm naturally clumsy. Ive fallen a millions of times. Yoga has helped. But slight slope can throw my balance off if its unexpected.
I'm gonna YouTube Joe Thiesmman's injury as I was in 7th grade and probably didnt know about it.