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April 1st, 2013
08:48 AM ET

Louisville player Kevin Ware leg break gruesome but correctable by surgeons – Elizabeth Cohen reports

Everyone's talking about one Final Four game and the horrific moment when Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware shattered his leg. The injury was so awful and gruesome, that it left players and coaches on both teams in tears.

CNN will not show the video because of its graphic nature.

An Instagram picture was posted overnight, showing Ware in his hospital bed with Louisville's Midwest regional trophy. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino says the team was inspired by Ware, who insisted after his break that he would be fine but urged his teammates to 'just win the game.'

How long will it take for Ware to recover from such a brutal break, and will he ever be able to play basketball again? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shares details of the type of surgery required for Ware's leg break and why he could be walking as soon as today.


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