Louisville's Ware recovering after surgery on leg

Louisville's Ware recovering after surgery on leg

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31: Kevin Ware #5 of the Louisville Cardinals talks with teammate Luke Hancock #11 as Ware is tended to by medical personnel after he injured his leg in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the Midwest Regional Final round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 1 at 9:01 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Louisville guard Kevin Ware is recovering following successful surgery on his broken right leg.

School officials say the sophomore had the bone reset and a rod inserted into his right tibia. The surgery took two hours. Ware is expected to stay in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday.

Ware landed awkwardly, with his leg bending at almost a right angle, after he contested a 3-point shot late in the first half of the NCAA Midwest regional final on Sunday between the Cardinals and Duke.

Ware's stunned teammates wept openly as he was taken off the court on a stretcher and to Methodist Hospital.

Louisville went on to beat Duke 85-63.

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