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Ware calls gruesome injury a 'minor setback'

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08:20 AM ET 04.02 | Kevin Ware's gruesome leg injury this year may wind up being next year's inspiring comeback story. [Ware] plans to use the positive outlook his mother passed down to him to one day make it back onto the basketball court. ... [Ware], who grew up in the Bronx before moving to the Atlanta area prior to high school, made the horrific injury he suffered -- witnessed by a national television audience -- sound like a mere bump in the road to a life in basketball. "This is a minor setback for a major comeback," Ware said. "I have to have the right approach to it. They told me things are gonna be good for me. This is not a lifetime injury where I can never play basketball again."

New York Daily News

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April 2, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Minor? What does he call major?

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April 2, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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Tough break for the kid...

Literally!

April 2, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Minor? What does he call major?

Spine. Neck. Pelvis. Shoulder blade.

April 2, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Spine. Neck. Pelvis. Shoulder blade.

That's what I would call "majorer".

April 2, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Minor? What does he call major?

I think the kid is just trying to keep a positive attitude about it. Hell, it hasn't even been 48 hours since it happened. Stories all over place say he may or may not be able to fully recover. Stay positivie kid. There are some folks out here rooting hard for you!

April 2, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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I think the kid is just trying to keep a positive attitude about it. Hell, it hasn't even been 48 hours since it happened. Stories all over place say he may or may not be able to fully recover. Stay positivie kid. There are some folks out here rooting hard for you!

Give the kid credit for the positive attitude.

How his recovery turns out is more or less out of his hands now. If the bone gets infected (all too common with compound fractures), then stuff doesn't heal right and they're a terror to get rid of, often requiring multiple surgeries to fix. Bama's Tyrone Prothro is a classic case of that, and my boss's wife is on year four of recovering from a similar injury (horse riding accident where the horse basically keeled over and landed on her leg, snapping it).

That being said, I wish him a speedy recovery.

April 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Get your education.

Pity you didn't follow your own advice, or is your use of the language a deliberate statement of "style?"

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April 2, 2013  10:00 AM ET

I think I heard yesterday on the tube that the doctor that put his leg back together said it went very well and it should NOT be career ending.

April 2, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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dry out old man and just fade away.

Sensitive Mikey?

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April 2, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Didn't know anything about the kid before this tourney, but he sure is easy to root for. Players and friends all think so highly of his attitude, and he seems to live up to it. Hopefully he does contribute on the court again. I sure as heck would be afraid those first 100 or so jumps!

April 2, 2013  10:36 AM ET

It's just a flesh wound!

April 2, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Ware is actually lucky. I was at a restaurant when they turned on the game. I never saw what happened I just saw players, fans,and Pitino crying. I thought he had a heart attack (Hank Gathers / Reggie Williams) style or aneurism and the guy was literally dieing on the court. When I found out he just broke his leg I was actually relieved because I thought , judging from people's reactions he was DEAD.

April 2, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Just the facts-Jack-Just the facts.

Best to check facts out before declaring them gospel.

April 2, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

dry out old man and just fade away.

The above approximates command sentence structure. Commands are directives, not statements of fact.

April 2, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just the facts-Jack-Just the facts.

Again, your post approximates the sentence structure of a statement. One can make a statement of facts, however to refer to a command as a statement of facts is nonsensical. You would do well to repeat the fourth and fifth grades. Perhaps, they'll let you audit the remedial English courses at the adult learning center (No one would allow you to associate with actual 9 or 10 year olds).

April 2, 2013  12:31 PM ET
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The above approximates command sentence structure. Commands are directives, not statements of fact.

Ha ha ha ha ha Sheesh! ha ha ha ha

 
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