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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:02 PM

Louisville Player Breaks Leg - WARNING DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO [View all]

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Kevin Ware's leg surgery is successful, Louisville says

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals' 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final, and he is expected to remain in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday, Louisville announced.

Ware had the bone reset, and a rod was inserted into his leg during the operation that lasted about two hours. The wound caused by the bone puncturing through his skin in his lower leg was closed.

Louisville's late-night release said no timetable for recovery has been set, but the early prognosis from sports medicine director Fred Hina given right after the game while Ware was in surgery was that Ware is bound for a lengthy recovery, but the injury is not likely a career-ending one.

"It's an injury that needs to be dealt with in a swift fashion due to the fact that it was open, and there are infection concerns, and then obviously you need to stabilize that fracture," he said. "One thing you have to establish is, is there circulation below the fracture? Did he disrupt any arteries or veins? Once we establish that, it's stabilizing the fracture as tight as we can so that it doesn't move."

Ware is hopeful he can return to Louisville after Tuesday, then join the Cardinals as they advance to the Final Four in Atlanta, his hometown.



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