Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been cleared to resume basketball activities immediately, six months after suffering a broken leg during the NCAA Tournament.
Ware broke his leg during Louisville's regional final victory over Duke on March 31. The Cardinals went on to win the national title, defeating Michigan 82-76.
“He has a clean bill of health,” head coach Rick Pitino said to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “He can play all-out at the end of the month.”
Pitino said Ware may need some time to mentally get over his injury. Ware averaged 4.5 points in 16 minutes a game last season.
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The 2013-14 Cardinals will take to the Yum! Center floor for the first time Saturday during the annual Red & White scrimmage. However, one player who won’t be on the court is Luke Hancock, who the coach said does not need the extra playing time, but does need some more time to heal. “He’s just gonna smoke a cigar and relax,” Pitino joked.