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"I just told [Ware], anything he needed, I'd be there to help him with anything at any point in time," Theismann said. "There aren't a lot of us that have gone through this and fortunately it's a very small fraternity of people that have experienced what this young man has experienced or what [Tennessee Titans kick returner] Marc [Mariani] had or what I had."
Theismann said that watching Ware's injury made him "sick to my stomach."
"I plan on communicating with him a lot over the next periods of time. There's two elements to rehabilitation and there's the injury that heals & and then there's the emotional aspect of it," Theismann said. "The emotional part of it is where I think I can maybe help walk him through it. I can tell him everything he's going to feel, I can tell him everything that he's going to go through emotionally."
Theismann said that with medical advances, Ware's healing process will be quicker and that the guard will "be right back on the court in a year from now."