LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When Kevin Ware rejoins his University of Louisville teammates at the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, he'd better bring a Sharpie. Ware is certain to be asked to autograph the latest issue of Sports Illustrated because he is featured on the cover of the national sports magazine.
Sports Illustrated released the pictures of its regional covers on Tuesday and one features Ware, lying on the court at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last Sunday, surrounded by his U of L teammates after he suffered the compound fracture to his right leg in the Midwest Regional championship game against Duke. Peyton Siva, Russ Smith, Wayne Blackhear and Logan Baumann are shown comforting Ware, a sophomore guard.
SI writer Luke Winn composed the story about Ware and the Cards' victory over the Blue Devils titled, "Inside Louisville's Agonizing, Inspiring Run to the Final Four."
SI subscribers should expect to receive their copies on Wednesday and the magazine usually arrives on the newsstand by Friday.
Ware is expected to return to Louisville from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by Tuesday evening.