Bronny James doing ‘extraordinarily properly’ after cardiac arrest, USC head coach says

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By Stacy Connor


USC freshman basketball participant Bronny James is attending lessons after struggling a cardiac arrest throughout a exercise in July. 

James, the son of four-time NBA champion LeBron James, is doing properly, in line with USC head basketball coach Andy Enfield. 

Bronny James talks with his dad, LeBron James

Bronny James, #6 of the West staff, talks to LeBron James after the 2023 McDonald’s Excessive Faculty Boys All-American Sport at Toyota Middle on March 28, 2023 in Houston. (Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Pictures)

“The nice factor is he is doing extraordinarily properly, and he is in school proper now. And all of us love him,” Enfield mentioned Monday. “I believe all people is hopeful that Bronny will return to the courtroom. We simply must be affected person and take it step-by-step.” 

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James suffered the cardiac occasion on July 24 whereas practising months earlier than his first faculty basketball season at USC was set to begin. The incident occurred the place the Trojans play and apply, and he was launched from the hospital three days after the medical emergency. 

Final week, the possible reason behind James’ cardiac arrest was revealed by means of a press release from the James household. 

Bronny James looks on during a football game

USC basketball participant Bronny James appears on throughout a recreation between the San Jose State Spartans and the USC Trojans on August 26, 2023, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

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“After a complete preliminary analysis at Cedars-Sinai Medical Middle led by Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up evaluations on the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Well being/Morristown Medical Middle led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the possible reason behind Mr. James’ sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has been recognized. It’s an anatomically and functionally important Congenital Coronary heart Defect which might and might be handled,” a James household spokesperson mentioned.

“We’re very assured in Bronny’s full restoration and return to basketball within the very close to future. We’ll proceed to offer updates to media and respectfully reiterate the household’s request for privateness.”

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USC Trojans head coach Andy Enfield appears on earlier than throughout the faculty basketball recreation between the Arizona State Solar Devils and the USC Trojans on March 4, 2023 at Galen Middle in Los Angeles. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

The Trojans open up the 2023-24 season towards Kansas State on Nov. 6. 

“Our purpose is to help Bronny in any method we are able to academically, athletically, and be affected person with how issues develop in his return,” Enfield mentioned.

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USC is getting ready for its closing 12 months within the Pac-12 convention earlier than heading to the Huge Ten in 2024. 

The Related Press contributed to this report



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