For television viewers, watching Kevin Ware’s leg break live on television was a gruesome sight that prompted many to express their sentiments on social media sites. CBS even stopped showing the replay, which was not seen inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
For Louisville players and coaches, it was far worse. Ware’s teammates were overcome with emotion.
Luke Hancock patted Ware on the chest after Ware rolled himself to the sideline and right in front of the Louisville bench. Behanan and several other players sat on the floor as Ware was treated and some, including Behanan, cried. Duke guard Tyler Thornton covered his eyes when he realized what had happened.
The good news is Ware is out of surgery and resting — and his coaches even visited him in the hospital with their new trophy. (Photos: Michael Conroy, Darren Cummings/The Associated Press)