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A touching show of support for Kevin Ware from a Kentucky sports-apparel store

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Photo by @UKsportstalk1

The outpouring of support Louisville's Kevin Ware has received the past two days includes some well wishes from an unlikely source.

Wildcat Wearhouse, a Lexington-based Kentucky apparel store, put a message for Ware on its marquee sign Monday that's visible to people in cars driving past. The sign reads, "Prayers for our friend Ware from BBN."

Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his lower right leg during the first half of Louisville's victory over Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday evening. The injury was severe enough that teammates and coaches were in tears at the sight of it and the broken bone was protruding from the skin.

The prognosis for an eventual return to the floor for Ware sounds promising at this point. He underwent successful surgery to repair the injury, he's walking around on crutches and he told the Louisville Courier Journal doctors are optimistic he might be able to play again as soon as October.

Credit Wildcat Wearhouse – and many Kentucky fans for that matter – for putting aside the rivalry and supporting an injured Louisville player. Big Blue Nation is no doubt rooting for anyone but Louisville to cut down the nets in Atlanta next Monday, but it's nice they're also pulling for Ware to get healthy as quickly as possible.

(Thanks @UKsportstalk1 for the photo)

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