Famous faces throughout the sports world and college basketball used Twitter on Saturday to share messages of encouragement for Louisville's Kevin Ware after he suffered a gruesome broken leg in the first half of the Cardinals' Elite Eight victory over Duke.
Some of those athletes have been in Ware's shoes, such as former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann and wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, both of whom suffered broken legs in Monday night football games in their careers.
We have a compiled just a small sampling of the touching outpouring of compassion for Ware, who managed to put aside his pain and encourage his teammates and coaches to not lose focus and win the game as he was being taken from the court on a stretcher.
Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware.
— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) March 31, 2013
Prayers up for Kevin Ware, his teammates, & family — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 31, 2013
And my thoughts and prayers to Kevin Ware!
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) April 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out 2 Louisville's Kevin Ware and his fam. That was an awful injury! Tough 2 watch! — Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) March 31, 2013
Prayers out to Kevin Ware ...
— demarcus cousins(@boogiecousins) March 31, 2013
Prayers to Kevin Ware and his family.. So sad.. I'm praying for you bro. — Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) March 31, 2013
In sports it can all end so quickly! My heart goes out to the young man Kevin Ware from Louisville. #SpeedyRecovery
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) March 31, 2013
I didn't even see the injury to Kevin Ware but judging by the tweets my prayers go out to him. Expect it in football but not bball!
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 31, 2013
My prayers go out to L'ville's Kevin Ware. May his family stay strong and support him in a speedy and healthy recovery!!!! — Michael Finley (@Da_Finster) March 31, 2013
Just watched what happened to Kevin Ware definitely sending my prayers up for you man
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) March 31, 2013
Prayers go out to KEVIN WARE and his family!!! Heal quickly ! — Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) March 31, 2013
Prayers go out the Kevin Ware
— Skylar Diggins (@SkyDigg4) March 31, 2013
My thoughts are with Louisville's Kevin Ware, never want to see that. Sorry to say I know how he feels -- Prayers for a full recovery. — Ed McCaffrey (@87ed) April 1, 2013
Man ... God Bless Kevin Ware his family friends and teammates . Heartbreaking
— Wale Folarin(@Wale) March 31, 2013