Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware is taken off the court on a stretcher after suffering an injury in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium.(Photo Brian Spurlock USA TODAY Sports)
The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Duke Blue Devils 85 63 to win the NCAA Midwest Regional trophy for injured teammate Kevin Ware. And shortly thereafter Ware got his hands on the prize himself.
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Sunday night the peypeysiva Instagram account shared this photo of Ware in a hospital bed with the trophy
Also Sunday night Louisville stated that surgery on Ware's leg was a success. Experts do not expect the injury to be career ending but the sophomore guard faces a long recovery period.
Louisville faces Wichita State in the national semifinal in Atlanta.
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