March Madness: Craziest Injuries

Everyone’s buzzing about it, March Madness is here! It’s that time of the year again for non-stop basketball, filling out your bracket, and cheering on your favorite teams. However, when it comes to nonstop basketball, there are bound to be some injuries along the way. We decided to compile a list of the most stand out injuries of this tournament considering our main focus is bones! 

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 in a large point deficit, 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 harshly on his leg. The compound fracture was so harsh that the bone was sticking out of his leg. Everyone was stunned and he was escorted to have his injury taken care of.


We’re wishing this March Madness to be injury free! These players are giving their all in each game and watching any player suffer a serious injury is always heart breaking. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and cheer on our favorite teams this tournament! All of us Clovis Open MRI have our brackets filled out, do you?