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Joe Theismann Kevin Ware's Gonna Be OK (I Would Know)

4/2/2013 3:00 AM PDT

Joe Theismann -- Kevin Ware's Gonna Be Fine (I Would Know)


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. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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