LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kevin Ware may not play again this season for UofL.
The Cards junior guard is considering sitting out the remainder of the 2013-14 season to continue rehabbing his injured right leg. Ware was kicked in the shin on December 17, in a win over Missouri State.
"I think Kevin may be shut down for the year, but I wouldn't say that 100%," UofL head coach Rick Pitino said on Monday. "I think Kevin could be shut down though. You know if he red shirts, you've got to apply for it. Obviously he'd get it more than probably any person in America, but I think that two things have to occur. He has to come back and, for his senior year, and if he's an integral part of the team, that he does come back, he could stay and stay for two years or he could graduate, which we hope to do in 4 years and choose to take a level down, if he doesn't get back to where he was, but I think he will get back to where he was."
Ware, who became a national celebrity after suffering a gruesome broken leg in the Cards win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final last March in Indianapolis, has seen action in just 9 games this season.
He has scored 15 points in an average of 5.9 minutes of action per game.
"We talked about it, he got a pretty big kick in that area and very tender and he doesn't feel, more than likely, he can get back, the trainer doesn't feel he can get back to the level he was at, so only time heals these problems," Pitino added.
UofL tips off American Athletic Conference action Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Central Florida.
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