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Kevin Ware

Walking on Crutches

After Gruesome Leg Injury

4/1/2013 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Just one day after Kevin Ware snapped his shinbone in what might've been the grisliest injury ever broadcast on TV, the Louisville guard is back on his feet ... with the help of crutches.

The 20-year-old was just photographed at an Indianapolis hospital looking surprisingly good ... his leg freshly bandaged after surgery.

In case you missed the game, Ware snapped his leg -- through his skin -- during Louisville's game against Duke yesterday. Ware was attempting to block a 3-point shot and landed wrong. Google at your own risk.

Ware underwent a two-hour procedure following the injury ... doctors had to insert a rod into his tibia ... but thankfully, everything went well.

The Louisville team physician has said he doesn't believe the injury will be career-ending ... but Ware's not playing ball anytime soon.

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Rocky    

I feel so bad for him, get well Kevin

577 days ago
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AndNoneForGretchenWieners    

Glad to see him up already. Speedy recover and get well wishes Kevin.

577 days ago
3.

RobN    

Even Joe Theisman thought that looked bad.

577 days ago
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wow    

never need to see that happen.. will take your word for it.. since they showed him afterward and it looked rather painful.. i really hope he has other majors going for him.. cause that break yesterday was the ending of his dream to play professional basketball.. thank god he still has his life... and family ... who will support him ....

577 days ago
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taz    

Nobody has explained how a leg bone can just snap like that. Yikes, it looked like he was made out of glass. Hope he gets better.

577 days ago
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Majestik    

Um, no, TMZ, the grisliest injury ever caught on T.V. was during the Olympics about 10 years ago. German weightlifter was doing the clean and jerk. As soon as he got the weights up to his shoulders both legs snapped above the knee and broke through the skin. There is also footage of wrestler, Psycho Sid. He was standing on the second rope of the corner turnbuckle and jumped down to the mat. His leg snapped above the knee cap and broke through the skin. You should tell your staff to watch t.v. more often instead of sitting on a computer 24/7.

577 days ago
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TheEric    

What option did he have? roll over and die? He's not a ****ing hero.

577 days ago
8.

fastdriver    

One day at a time Kevin! Listen to your therapists. Let things heal the right way so that you don't have problems down the road!

577 days ago
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Sashatree    

Amazing! So sorry this happened to him -- and hope he fully recovers!! Go Kevin!!!! You've got a lot of us out here praying for you!!

577 days ago
10.

bernergirl    

Poor guy... It makes my shinbones hurt.

577 days ago
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Most H8d     

Ouch

577 days ago
12.

IwuvTMZ    

Too bad there was no close up on it.

577 days ago
13.

diane    

Call Doc Martin.

577 days ago
14.

dede    

ouch............hope he makes a full recovery

577 days ago
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laura    

That was the most disturbing, horrifying injury I have ever witnessed on live TV. (Or ever). I'm so glad he's doing okay... I almost threw up when I saw it happen.

577 days ago
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