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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg



    I am intentionally avoiding looking at the video on youtube, but how did the guy get such a bad break playing basketball?


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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Bru View Post
    I am intentionally avoiding looking at the video on youtube, but how did the guy get such a bad break playing basketball?
    It was weird. His leg just gave out when he landed after jumping in the air. Just one of those freak injuries.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    It was weird. His leg just gave out when he landed after jumping in the air. Just one of those freak injuries.
    announcers were saying it was unprecedented. No contact, fairly routine play. What are the odds? I know it will be a long recovery for him...
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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Man was that brutal. The reaction on Thorton's face (the guy who Ware was trying to block) told you just how ugly it was. It was an eerie scene there for a few minutes --the building went completely quiet and the announcers fell silent too. It almost reminded me of the Super Bowl when they lost power.

    Good luck to him and I hope he eventually gets back or at least close to 100 percent.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    That's it? Not driving to the basket and momentum carried him into the padded support after a dunk or something? His leg didn't hit the femur of some defender setting a pick? He just took a jump shot and landed at the worst possible angle ever?


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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Werewolf View Post
    Good luck to him and I hope he eventually gets back or at least close to 100 percent.
    Absolutely.


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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Bru View Post
    That's it? Not driving to the basket and momentum carried him into the padded support after a dunk or something? His leg didn't hit the femur of some defender setting a pick? He just took a jump shot and landed at the worst possible angle ever?
    He went up to attempt to block a 3 pointer that was being shot by Duke. Landed and snap.
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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Bru View Post
    That's it? Not driving to the basket and momentum carried him into the padded support after a dunk or something? His leg didn't hit the femur of some defender setting a pick? He just took a jump shot and landed at the worst possible angle ever?
    I wouldn't even say he landed at a bad angle. I don't really know how to even explain how it happened. He was trying to jump in front of a Duke player shooting a 3 pointer. Then, he just landed on his leg and it gave out.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    yeah...definitely not going to watch that...poor guy
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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    I know it will be a long recovery for him...
    Which I hope doesn't become a financial hardship for him and his family. Unlike Theisman or Musa Smith, guys who were employed when this happened to them, Ware's a college kid on scholarship. The NCAA's Catastrophic Injury Insurance Program is not that easy to get accepted by (although, this likely qualifies) and the deductible is kinda brutal. It isn't the now that concerns me as much as a couple years from now, when he needs to be able to continue physical therapy to make sure his body continues to heal and function right, but insurance won't cover it (or enough of it for him to afford it) and Louisville has forgotten about him. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me if he is unable to (financially) continue his education there - they may revoke his scholarship.

    I really hope, in the immediate term, anyway, that Louisville alumni can step to the plate on this.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    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.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    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.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    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.
    I noticed he was a very thin guy, small fragile bones maybe?

    Also saw some doctors speculating that he could have had a small fracture there and that's why it happened like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamjo View Post
    Which I hope doesn't become a financial hardship for him and his family. Unlike Theisman or Musa Smith, guys who were employed when this happened to them, Ware's a college kid on scholarship. The NCAA's Catastrophic Injury Insurance Program is not that easy to get accepted by (although, this likely qualifies) and the deductible is kinda brutal. It isn't the now that concerns me as much as a couple years from now, when he needs to be able to continue physical therapy to make sure his body continues to heal and function right, but insurance won't cover it (or enough of it for him to afford it) and Louisville has forgotten about him. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me if he is unable to (financially) continue his education there - they may revoke his scholarship.

    I really hope, in the immediate term, anyway, that Louisville alumni can step to the plate on this.
    Part of the scholarship covers medical issues and surgeries(really its the insurance). As Rick Pitino said he will be handled by the best doctors in the business and he meant it.

    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.




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    Re: OT: Kevin Ware breaks his leg

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    I noticed he was a very thin guy, small fragile bones maybe?

    Also saw some doctors speculating that he could have had a small fracture there and that's why it happened like that...
    Your second comment was probably the main cause of the injury.

    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.




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