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Joe Theismann

Kevin Ware's Gonna Be OK

(I Would Know)

4/2/2013 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL legend Joe Theismann -- famous for suffering one of the gruesomest career-ending injuries in sports history -- is optimistic about the recovery of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware ... telling TMZ, Kevin's young enough to make a full comeback.

Theismann says he saw 20-year-old Ware's injury on TV Sunday night when it happened ... Louisville was playing Duke and Ware jumped to block a 3-pointer ... but he landed wrong on his foot and snapped his right shinbone through his skin.

Theismann -- whose QB career came to an end in 1985 when Lawrence Taylor snapped his leg like a twig during "Monday Night Football" -- tells us, "I got sick to my stomach ... It brought back a lot of memories that weren't very pleasant for me."

But Theismann says Ware's youth is a huge advantage in recovery ... but that's not all Ware's got going for him. Watch the video.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Both are ouches!

383 days ago
2.

Daniel    

A broken leg is a huge set back trust me.. I wish Keven Ware a speedy recovery..

383 days ago
3.

Mrugowsky    

Glad I didn't see the footage. It sounds pretty gruesome.

383 days ago
4.

Max    

Joe is a class act. Very gracious. (Even when dummy asked him about playing after he broke his leg.)

383 days ago
5.

OH NO!    

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP!

383 days ago
6.

CriticXtreme    

Mr. One! from that commercial that has men running to the bathroom every 10 seconds. I have to say Ouch! here because they're making a fortune off this product when men should be going to see their Doctors.

383 days ago
7.

SoManyIdiots    

A speedy recovery to Kevin. Theisman is one of the most disliked "personalities" on TV. Yeah, sending you love from Dallas Cowboy land.

383 days ago

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