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"We're going to take our time," Pitino told reporters Monday during a news conference to discuss his Hall of Fame induction, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. "I'm not saying we're going to redshirt him, but we'll take our time because it's a very serious injury."
Pitino said he expected Ware will begin his on-court rehabilitation by mid-October. The defending national champion Cardinals play their regular-season opener on Nov. 9 against Charleston.
"He's going to have to get his confidence back," Pitino said. "He asked me the other day if he should look at it on tape for the first time. I said there's no reason to; I never did."
“Kevin Ware was never suspended from our basketball team — he was last year for the first few games and so was Chane Behanan,” Pitino said. “… I haven’t suspended anybody. I’ve been having too much fun this summer to suspend anybody.”