I'm glad I missed that live.Caught a glimpse. I've never seen that in a basketball game.I can't look at that.And of course, once it happened, nobody wanted to see it replayed ever again. Only problem is that those of us who missed it, the tweets didn't say what had happened. And of course, that led to the video showing up on YouTube and other sources where people inevitably went to learn what had happened, if they had missed it.
— David McGee (@dpm917) March 31, 2013
Was on the road when injury happened. Just saw highlight now on YouTube of Kevin Ware. My goodness. How does that happen? Unreal. #AwfulEven worse, I came across a photo which may - or may not - have been of the actual injury on Instagram. Sadly, it was shown to me by a very frightened young girl who saw something graphic and gory on the iPhone.
— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) March 31, 2013
Couldn't there be a happy medium in reporting these incidents? Nobody needs to see what happened again; if you saw it live, that was enough and couldn't be helped. YouTube or zoomed in photos not only aren't necessary in these situations, they are simply deplorable. But by that same manner, just calling it an "injury" and "gory" isn't exactly helpful. Heck, none of the reports I had even indicated which team had suffered the injury...
That's where radio came in, and Kevin Kugler's sensitive and accurate call of the play.
"It's very very bad, and it is a leg that has gone the wrong direction.. I can see it from here. It is abs...all of the players, his teammates, are on the floor, Siva, Behanan can't even look, he's rolling around at the free throw line, Russ Smith is coming the floor nearly in tears, Rick Pitino's away from the huddle, Russ Smith is in tears Behanan is crying, sobbing, at the free throw line as Kevin Ware is down in front of the Louisville bench, his leg turned a way that a leg is not supposed to go. This .. is .. devastating, and this team is absolutely shaken to the core right now."