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Fewer than 24 hours after suffering a truly gruesome leg break on national television, Louisville guard Kevin Ware is up and walking around.

On crutches, that is.

In a new Twitter photo making the Internet rounds, the 20-year old basketball player is standing in an Indiana hospital room, his right left fully bandaged after surgery to repair a break in two places.

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Doctors inserted a rod into Ware’s tibia during a two-hour procedure that sources say went very well.

After snapping the bone in half – and having it protrude through his skin – during the first half of Louisville’s win over Duke yesterday, Ware is hoping to join his squad for its appearance in the Final Four next weekend.

He won’t play, of course, but physicians say he should be able to return to the court at some point.