CBS Kevin Ware Broken Leg Replay: After two initial repetitions, CBS stopped showing images of Sunday Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware broke his leg during the first half of tournament play men’s NCAA team against Duke.
The injury during the nationally televised game, and the shocked reaction of the other players Ware, he remembered the terrible broken leg suffered by Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann in a football game Night in 1985 . During Sunday’s game, Theismann tweeted his best wishes for Ware.
Ware had jumped to try to block a shot from Tyler Thornton Duke. His leg fell ill, buckled and dropped to fall. The first indication that the injury was unusual wine Thornton, who put his hands to his face and had a look of anguish as he ran back on defense.
CBS commentator Clark Kellogg described the injury was “Horrible“. “If you can bear to watch, take a look, but it looked terrible injury,” Kellogg said CBS was twice repeated in slow motion, but not landing fore Ware. The network also never showed a closeup of the injury.
CBS then concentrated on reaction shots. Three of his teammates Ware were on the floor near the basket. Chane Behanan Wayne Blackshear shouted knelt on her hands and knees and sat Peyton Silva, a hand covering her mouth.
The network released a foreground of medical officers working in Ware, the only player showing face up.
CBS Sports President Sean McManus said that due to the graphic nature of the injury, the network decided not to show replays after original. People could quickly find replays on YouTube, anyway.
“Do not bring the injury when he retired,” “We are not trying to highlight. I think we did the right thing.” said McManus.
In the meantime, Greg Gumbel noted that CBS would not show the injury. Your package highlights again focused on the reactions, including Louisville coach Rick Pitino wiping away tears. Pitino answered questions during the game on CBS Ware, noting the injured player was exhorting his teammates to win the regional final. A spokesman for Louisville, said Ware was “resting comfortably” at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
As is often the case, coverage quickly became a hot topic on Twitter. Sports writer Jason Whitlock tweeted that “CBS handled this curve [injury Ware] masterfully”.
The decision of the network to stop showing the repetition only goes so far. Right after the game ended, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix Ware transmitted the images being injured in a local sports report.
The lesion coverage represents the second call of the day difficult for CBS. Previously, the network cut the dramatic conclusion of the men’s final of the Sony Open, the change to the kickoff of the NCAA tournament game between Michigan and Florida. The network was warning viewers that if the third set between Andy Murray and David Ferrer went to a tiebreaker, would change the Tennis Channel coverage.