USC Trojans freshman guard Bronny James is on his way to recovery after going into cardiac arrest during a team practice on Monday.
Days after the emergency, updates provided by James’ family were positive. Now, he’s home and recovering. James’ cardiologist, Dr. Merje Chukumerije, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center released a statement on Thursday indicating that the incoming freshman has been discharged. Thus far, all updates seem to be positive.
“Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest. He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable. Mr. James was cared for promptly by highly-trained staff and has been discharged home, where he is resting. Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience and his family and community support.”Cedars-Sinai statement on Bronny James’ status
Bronny, 18, was working out with his teammates on Monday when he went into cardiac arrest. A 911 call was made from the Galen Center, where Bronny was unconscious and a Code 3 was issued. James was ultimately taken to the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Bronny’s father, current Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, also released a statement via his social media accounts earlier on Thursday.
“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers. We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love,” James wrote on Titter. “Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us.”
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The younger James is an incoming freshman for the Trojans. He’s expected to be a first-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft next June. Further tests to help understand the root cause of Monday’s incident will have to be conducted before a potential return to the court.