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Louisville’s Kevin Ware Likely Out Until Second Semester

Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware, recovering from his gruesome knee injury during their Elite Eight game last March, will not be rushed back to the court before he is 100% healthy.

Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware, recovering from his gruesome knee injury during their Elite Eight game last March, will not be rushed back to the court before he is 100% healthy. According to Cardinals Coach Pitino, Ware will most likely join the team next semester.

Via ESPN:

"I don't think Kevin will step on the court early in the season," Pitino told ESPN.com. "He will just start playing basketball in October. He'll start working out. He's almost completely healed, but he hasn't stepped on the court since last March, so it's going to take some time. I'm looking more like it's going to be second semester for him to be 100 percent or close to it."

It will be extremely inspiring for many to see Ware bounce back from his horrific injury. Many people forget he was a very important contributor to Louisville's success last season, due to their success without him, and it will be interesting to see if he can return to form.  He will be a key addition in the second half of the season to a Cardinal team that can repeat as national champion.