Heartbreaking March Madness Injuries



It’s that time of the year again—the time to say our final goodbyes to March Madness! Each tournament never disappoints; it’s filled with excitement, ups and downs, and crazy comebacks. Unfortunately, you can’t escape this month without a few injuries. We’ve put together a list of the most memorable March Madness induced injuries.


Georges Niang – Knee Injury

In the 2015-16 basketball season, Iowa State was on a roll and had a good shot to conquer their opponents. Georges Niang was one of their top players and was paving the way to do just that. However, he suffered from a tournament ending foot injury. His injury seemed to shake up his team which ended up losing in the regional semifinal.


Da’Sean Butler – Knee Injury

In the 2009-10 season, the Kentucky Wildcats entered the East Regional final ready to give it their all. However, as the game went on they found themselves trailing the other team in points, but that wasn’t the worst of it. Da’Sean Butler collided with Brian Zoubek and his knee buckled. He suffered from a torn ACL and his team suffered from losing an amazing player.


Kevin Ware – Compound Fracture

In the 2013 season, Louisville played against Duke in the Midwest regional final. However, the game would be jaw dropping–and not because of the basketball. Kevin Ware jumped up to block Tyler Thornton’s shot, but landed at an awkward angle on his leg. The compound fracture was so harsh that the bone was sticking out of his leg. The audience and viewers were stunned and he was immediately taken to the closest hospital to have his injury taken care of.


These players gave their all in each game and watching any player suffer a serious injury is always heart breaking. Fortunately, this year has gone without any major injuries! Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope next year’s tournament’s players are injury free. All of us at Open MRI of Pueblo can’t wait for the next March Madness!

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