The University of Louisville beat Duke Sunday to advance to the NCAA Final Four. But that's not the big story. Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware suffered a freak accident that resulted in a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula. The injury was shown on live TV, and it was frightening. The image above is the Louisville bench's reaction. The video is available on the internet, but you don't want to see it. A commenter on Fark asked those who've seen the video to rate it on a scale from one to Theismann. The response was that it was worse than Joe Theismann's 1985 football injury of the same kind. Louisville coach Rick Pitino shed tears and there are reports of fans throwing up. Ware underwent surgery to set the bones, and a steel rod was inserted in one of them. He is expected to recover completely. Meanwhile, a debate has sprung up about the ethics of showing the injury on video or even still images. You can learn about the incident and the controversy without watching the footage. Link
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