Louisville coach Rick Pitino said on a conference call that injured guard Kevin Ware is out of surgery and doing well. If his treatment continues going well, Pitino hopes Ware will be able to travel to Atlanta to cheer on the top-seeded Cardinals in the Final Four, reports Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal.
Ware's horrific injury stopped Sunday's regional final game and left teammates crying on the court. The sophomore guard broke his leg in two places in front of the Louisville bench in the first half of the team's game with Duke.
Ware was transported to the hospital, had surgery, and is now walking on crutches, McNamara reports.
From McNamara's story:
"I visited with him last night when he came out of surgery and he was very groggy," Pitino said. "This morning he's doing terrific. He's in great spirits. He got a phone call from Joe Theismann and Greg Anthony. He's on crutches walking. They want his blood flowing and are only concerned about infection. If no infection takes place, we expect him to join us in Atlanta (for the Final Four)."
The Cardinals will take on Wichita State next Saturday. The winner will face either Michigan or Syracuse for the national championship.
The team brought the regional championship trophy to Ware's hospital room last night.
The Louisville Men's Basketball Team brings the trophy to injured teammate Kevin Ware in his hospital bed last night twitter.com/NBCSN/status/3… — NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) April 1, 2013