If you watched the Duke Vs Louisville Elite 8 college basketball game yesterday then you saw something gruesome and unfortunate. No I am not talking about the 20+ point blowout win, though as a Duke fan that was pretty awful to see! What I am referencing is the horrific injury suffered by Louisville’s Kevin Ware in the first half.
It seemed like such an innocuous play as the defender jumped in the air to make an opponent miss a 3 point attempt. This happens often throughout countless games and would be considered a pretty low risk, low contact effort. This time however the player just came down awkwardly and the result was a leg broken in two places. My heart goes out to him, his team and his family. I wish him a very speedy recovery!
Truth is there is not much I can say that the video wont show you. Warning, it is a bit graphic so proceed with caution! WATCH HERE
If you watched the Washington Redskins playoff game this past weekend then you witnessed the gruesome injury to Robert Griffin III, arguably the NFL’s best athlete. He went back to recover a botched snap and his knee buckled in a very ugly looking way. He went face down right away and clearly was in a lot of pain.
Griffin tore his ACL back in 2009 while at Baylor and he aggravated the knee earlier this season. Many even argued he shouldn’t have been in the game. Nobody can deny his talent, but like so many athletic QB’s these injuries could result in a very short career We sure hope not as we have a ton of respect for his game!
The end result was he tore his LCL and went under the knife today to see if there was any additional damage. During the surgery they fixed his LCL and re-worked his ACL. Timetable for return is 6-8 months which would mean he is ready for the season. Even though we are from New York, we are pulling for his full recovery! Read the full report here!