INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) - Louisville player Kevin Ware's horrific leg injury became instantly the talk of fans leaving the game Sunday evening.
Many took to Twitter, showing their support for Ware as well.
Hoosiers attending the game said they'd never seen anything like it.
"We just saw him fall, then you could see white coming out [of his leg]," said Jacob Gritton of Carmel. "We were about three rows up."
"It shakes you up a little bit, just seeing something like that," said John Peckinpaugh of Muncie. "They were obviously distraught, it really puts things in perspective."
"It just got quiet, and you could see the guys on the floor, real upset," added Gritton.
"When he went down, the whole team crowded around him," said Trevor Davis of Carmel.
Many said the injury reminded them of another leg injury they'd seen on the football field.
"It reminded me of when Joe Theismann broke his leg, when Lawrence Taylor hit him," said Sherman Williams. "It was pretty gruesome."
"I wondered which way it would affect Louisville, if it would affect them positively or negatively. They responded positively," said Joy Spears, of Indiana.
Louisville came back to win the game.
"They're probably dedicating this game to Kevin, because he's a big part of their team," added Davis.
"It stays with you, it's definitely on your mind," added Peckinpaugh.
Ware is recovering following successful surgery on his broken right leg.
School officials say the sophomore had the bone reset and a rod inserted into his right tibia. The surgery took two hours. Ware is expected to stay in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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