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NBA legend LeBron James issues update on son Bronny after cardiac arrest at USC training

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Jul 27, 2023
NBA legend LeBron James issues update on son Bronny after cardiac arrest at USC training

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LeBron James has thanked the public for the support his family has received as his son Bronny was discharged from hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 18-year-old was rushed to hospital earlier this week after collapsing on court at the University of Southern California’s Galen Centre.

LeBron James' son suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the week

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LeBron James’ son suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the weekCredit: Getty
Bronny collapsed on court, leading him to be rushed to hospital

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Bronny collapsed on court, leading him to be rushed to hospitalCredit: Getty

The teenager briefly spent time in intensive care, though was said to be in a stable condition.

NBA legend LeBron broke his silence on Thursday afternoon as he issued a statement on social media.

James tweeted: “I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers.

“We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great.

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“We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love.

“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!

The cause of Bronny’s cardiac arrest remains unclear, with the teenager now expected to undergo extensive testing to determine the reason why it happened.

Later on Thursday night, it was revealed that Bronny had been discharged from the hospital.

Bronny James is regarded as one of the top basketball prospects in America

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Bronny James is regarded as one of the top basketball prospects in AmericaCredit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Cardiologist Dr Merije Chukumerije, who helped treat Bronny, stated that the youngster was ‘successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest’ thanks to ‘the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff’.

Chukumerije added: “He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre 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 work-up will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support.”

Bronny is regarded as one of the top basketball prospects in America after earning All-American honours while in high school.

It has even been suggested that he could be a potential first round pick in the 2024 draft.

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