(NEW YORK) — After a triumphant return to the court, Louisville guard Kevin Ware will take a medical redshirt and miss the rest of the season, head coach Rick Pitino announced.
Ware played in just nine games this season and the NCAA states that a player can qualify for medical redshirt if he plays in fewer than 30 percent of his team’s games.
Back in March during the NCAA Tournament in the Elite Eight, Ware suffered a gruesome injury when he broke his right leg after landing awkwardly out of bounds in a game against Duke.
Ware had surgery after the injury, and missed most of the preseason before returning to action on Nov. 15 against Cornell.
On Thursday, Ware underwent an MRI on the same right leg after being kicked back in December, during a game against Missouri State.
The 21-year-old Ware was averaging 1.7 points in 5.9 minutes per game for the Cardinals, who are ranked 12th in the Nation at 13-3.
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