Louisville players talk to guard Kevin Ware after Ware's injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:49 pm
Reaction to Ware's injury comes from all over
By JOHN MARSHALLAP Basketball Writer
The response was nearly as fast on Twitter.
Louisville's sophomore guard broke his right leg after landing awkwardly in front of the Cardinals bench in the first half of Sunday's Midwest Region final against Duke.
Players from both teams cringed and turned away after Ware went down and several Louisville players fell to the floor and were crying. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino also wiped away tears as Ware was carted off the floor.
On Twitter, the reactions came quickly from fans, celebrities and athletes all over.
A sampling from well-known accounts:
- Joe Theismann (Theismann7) Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware.
- Eric LeGrand (EricLeGrand52) Just watched what happened to Kevin Ware definitely sending my prayers up for you man.
- Matt Kemp (TheRealMattKemp) My thoughts and prayers go out 2 Louisville's Kevin Ware and his fam. That was an awful injury! Tough 2 watch!
- Rob Lowe (RobLowe) Praying for this kid. (hash)Louisville.
- Kevin Hart (KevinHart4real) I have never in my life seen a injury like the one suffered by "Ware" from Louisville ....My PRAYERS go out to him & his family!
- Lil Wayne WEEZY F (LilTunechi) May God be with Kevin Ware and his family. Ya in my prayers bro.
- Robert Griffin III (RGIII) Prayers up for Kevin Ware, his teammates, & family.
- Dick Vitale (DickieV) Heartbreaking - Ware has been so important to Cards - very popular with coaches / teammates - wish him the best -
- Jimmer Fredette (jimmerfredette) Hope the Kevin Ware is ok. Such a tough thing to see. We all hope for a speedy recovery.
- Baron Davis (Baron-Davis) Prayers to Kevin Ware and his family.. So sad.. I'm praying for you bro.
- Michael Finley (Da-Finster) My prayers go out to L'ville's Kevin Ware. May his family stay strong and support him in a speedy and healthy recovery!!!!
- Chipper Jones (RealCJ10) Thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville player Kevin Ware. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and a great career. (hash)staystrong
- Bryce Harper (Bharper3407) Wow! Speedy recovery for Kevin Ware hopefully! Scary moment! Prayers and blessings to you bud! (hash)NCAA
- Pau Gasol (paugaso)l I hate to see that happen. Very painful to watch. Wishing a speedy recovery to Kevin Ware. (hash)Louisville
- Michael Carter-Williams (MJCWilliams) Pray for Kevin Ware.