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We still have a job to do.
That from the injured global cardinals guard Kevin Wear today speaking out for the first time since he broke his leg in front of millions of viewers on Sunday during the NCAA basketball tournament.
It was a gruesome injury that had players and coaches and fans can completely shaken up.
At this news conference in the last hour Kevin ware said he's been overwhelmed with support.
He city's focus now on helping his team go all the way in this -- in semifinal.
The cardinals -- Wichita State on Saturday and doctors cleared Kevin where to travel with the team.
I'm sure you remember this dramatic scene on Saturday -- -- leg snapped in the middle of a match up against duke.
Where city had no clue how bad it wasn't we -- -- coach's eyes get huge as he put it.
You know -- surgery on Sunday it says he woke up to -- -- -- hospital bed holding that regional train championship trophy.
-- called one of the greatest and all -- life.
Kevin ware joins us now he's live in -- Kevin it's nice to meet you thank you for coming.
And that's reason to and Karl I was watching that thing alive I got you guys going all the way by the way in my bracket -- make it happen.
But I'm watching that thing live from.
And I didn't realize what had gone down any more than a -- else until I saw your players -- just just the rest of players on the bench is jumping over the seats back there.
And then they finally took a shot -- your face and it was as if you were sitting around the dinner table are you always that she'll.
How I would say is the you know just a situation.
I kind of went -- you really could I didn't expect.
And I really you know honesty that my lakers broke.
On the news and I'm kind of glanced down there -- -- was because the coaches you know.
You kind of look like he's seen a ghost story c.'s Sunday never seen before and I'm still octaves when he saw while -- -- Six inches out of mumbo sixes and out of -- so.
It is hard hard to see it is hard to do it -- it.
A lot of support and everybody has been my mom mom -- -- you to help me.
And so Kevin you looked up your your on the court -- -- you looked up and saw coach pitino's eyes.
And then I -- you -- your leg your other leg was up a little bit and it looked like you looked up over your leg and when you saw that what went through your mind.
When I saw while they use come life.
This can't be real like this this isn't this is something you see every -- is -- like.
It's a movie scene in takes -- chainsaw massacre something like that just.
-- I was you know but.
Honestly I never thought never thought at all that.
-- they would -- broke that the let they have thought it would be so giving your little -- growth.
You're the bone was sticking up -- viewing I've never saving my.
And never ever and do -- it the way I did kind of kind of commend myself because.
I don't wanna see the video -- -- hair and how I did and how broke.
I can't believe that I handed the way I did well I -- I couldn't believe it either at you see a lot of athletes get injured and I saw your teammates on the -- some of them jump in over their own shares I sell coach pitino get teary.
Coach K over on the duke rich.
Was crying players that on the other team and and a guy you called the toughest of all your teammates had had tears streaming down his face what was that like.
It was it was tough.
Just watching you know I'm -- close friends of Quinn cook on Duke's point guard and his hair from Hammond and telling me from what he saw was they wanted to have -- things -- ever seen in his life and mean generally close you know so I know if it is to hit anybody as ours it could do is chain on -- court you know.
-- I'm fine now I don't tell my teammates and -- the game like.
Is baiting me it is Molly's not going to -- just because -- stem offerings you know.
But -- job to do and we got to win national championship causes that I season now.
You coach that you just kept saying when this game.
Win this game I guess did you we don't -- in -- then we're -- -- me.
Widger hit somewhere else not felt honestly I was there felt no pain at the Tom.
Who came over -- said a prayer and why Hussein is bird is is gone through my mom like you doctor doctor cry about it.
And that these guys they devastated and we end of losing this game possibly or my words -- these guys are -- -- -- the job done and I -- his win.
-- more like had -- he's got meg going and the only words I -- think without.
Any any thought was -- -- dom good is when is -- game like me find it is just in this game.
Itself -- it feels to be almost like now you slow down enough to where you realize what a big deal this was.
Just with all the media attention everything out and understand how serious it was.
Until guys -- Jesse Jackson started calling me.
LeBron James in those guys send tweets and things like that in nature so.
Is more than just best well you know just having these people.
Reach out to me show that they care and they're bombing on the percent is is really kept meaning good in my statement I think this -- you know because.
At this point.
I'm just praying for speedy recovery not -- some of the greatest family in the world in my growth -- we've been doing a great job which is being behind me and make you Sean good so.
Hum hum hum hum far right now.
Man that's great here you know before this -- I think all anybody was talking about was.
Florida Gulf Coast and -- when Florida Gulf Coast -- out Kevin ware gave the world some talk about I mean you're gonna be defined by this and the rest -- your life you know we thought about it.
You know in this trade income rose I was actually room for a -- -- Coco got real -- one mile high school teammates used to play -- -- -- for them now Bernard Thompson and we're really close and he's been devastated by this -- so.
-- -- -- -- Get through this as quickly as possible well I know it'll be some work and and I know you've been paying attention to things going on around you.
Including -- have you seen the video from the Rutgers coach.
I have been is is devastating to watch you know -- on -- fell Erica and me one of those key is that and get attacked by -- coach.
Even -- being in.
News in the coming as she did to those guys you know that is that is not right you don't treat people like -- because you don't know.
Those -- my react to you and I don't know react to a situation like that.
I'm glad I'm -- that kind of situation.
I hear you know he -- some some coaches all coaches have different kind of tactics on how to fire their people up.
Blue ovals one of those schools where people don't come in stay here and leave -- -- that -- nucleus there that sticks around.
I just wondered if you thought how you could buy into -- to a place like where Mike rice was -- it and and sort of the way he conducted practices clearly.
Honestly couldn't you know honestly feel like this.
There's no possible way to get a team going when you abusing them or.
Physically or mentally you know that's that's that's not right and and do that to those guys over this is this tragic.
He has some probably do it now and is is this dishonest and you know so.
I -- the best for the guys over there and everything turns out -- for them.
-- back to you before we go you know leaders emerge in in in times of crisis.
Sometimes you find out what people are made -- win really bad things happen.
I know coaches have talked about that for years when you when you're down and out you need to be that guy that steps up.
It just seems to me like you just laid yourself out there is one of the best role models I've seen in in the in the 64 in a long time and I wonder if you feel like that's going to be.
Some tough to hold up over time.
On a flight is not because is just the person I am.
That that that situation was acted out there wasn't planned it it just happened honestly end.
If the camera was a -- there would have been the same results you know.
My -- like those guys fight for me and I felt like I had to fight for them and give them back going and -- in my says Vick write to -- when national championship is is what really matters so.
These guys practice in there there the president right now actually already are game prepare for Wichita State so.
Where we're we're still we still though one goal and that's that's when that's -- -- given the cameraman just pulled out so we can.
See your shirt what does that say.
They made these -- earlier.
When the flu -- for Kevin.
I latitude does -- thirteen -- must feel crush someone actually brought me this year.
Yeah is is this is nice more support you know.
-- -- appreciate all the support of begin lately you know it just that the seriousness of his injury and everyone has -- -- -- It is like us there's more into basketball and people who assure you that you really care edges.
Not from doing media only so these people that cared to and I really appreciate everything and they don't.
Well Kevin we appreciated that -- -- widen out so we see -- -- legs up keeping that way I know coach pitino's proud of in your girlfriend your family and good luck to your cardinals -- thanks for coming by.
Thank you really appreciate no problem.
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