What caused Kevin Ware's horrific leg injury?

Even doctors are scratching their heads over how a basketball player could snap his leg so violently

Medics try to calm Kevin Ware after a brutal injury, at Lucas Oil Stadium, March 31.
(Image credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Louisville's Kevin Ware on Sunday suffered what may have been the most gruesome sports injury ever televised — and no one knows for sure how it happened.

In the first half of Louisville's game against Duke, Ware broke his tibia when he landed awkwardly trying to block a shot, the bone bursting through the skin. The injury immediately triggered comparisons to Joe Theismann's career-ending fracture thirty years ago on Monday Night Football, which until Sunday was generally considered the most grotesque sports injury to ever air live.

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