University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware said he didn’t think his team would have made it to the Final Four if he didn’t reassure his teammates and coaches that he was going to be OK after his leg fractured during Louisville’s game against Duke Sunday night.
“I said it probably 15 times, ‘Coach, I’m going to be good, you just got to win this game,'” he told ESPN’s Rece Davis today in his first interview since the injury.
Check the interview after the jump
Ware was soft-spoken and emotional as he rehashed the details of his freak accident on the court. During the game, the 6-foot-2 sophomore guard sustained a gruesome open leg fracture where his leg appeared to snap in half. He was taken off the court and into surgery at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Sunday night.