Louisville's Kevin Ware appears on The Late Show

Kevin Ware speaks during an interview in this image captured from video courtesy of ESPN in...

Kevin Ware speaks during an interview in this image captured from video courtesy of ESPN in Louisville, Kentucky on April 3, 2013. (REUTERS/ESPN/Handout)

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After breaking his leg in a gruesome scene during the March Madness Regional Finals in Indianapolis last weekend, Louisville reserve guard Kevin Ware has returned to the spotlight – this time after performing David Letterman’s top 10 on “The Late Show with David Letterman” late Thursday night.

Letterman interviewed Ware during a five-minute segment at the close of his show before asking the 20-year-old to perform his famous top 10 act.

The late-night host preempted Ware before allowing him to take over the act.

The bid was entitled thoughts going through Kevin Ware’s mind shortly after the injury.

10. “What was that loud cracking sound?”

9. “I hope this doesn’t leave a bruise.”

8. “Hey look, my tibia.”

7. “Ouch.”

6. “Did it go in?”

5. “Oh boy … hospital food.”

4. “Tape it up, coach. I’m stayin’ in.”

3. “They fired Leno?”

2. “Heat, then ice? Or ice, then heat?

1. “At least my bracket’s not busted.”

During last Sunday’s game against the Duke Blue Devils, Ware landed awkwardly while trying to block a shot in the first half.

His right leg bent at a gruesome angle, leaving the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium in a stunned silence.

After a nine-minute delay, Ware was carted off the court on a stretcher leaving Louisville players and head coach Rick Pitino in tears.

The Louisville team was able to recover for an 85-63 victory over Duke that advanced them to the Final Four.

Ware was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery. He was later released and has been cleared to join his teammates in Atlanta.

-With files from Sports Xchange


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