(CNN) — Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA superstar LeBron James, has been diagnosed with congenital heart defect His family said Friday he should make a full recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered last month.
18-year-old man suffers cardiac arrest Hospitalized in July during USC basketball practice. He was discharged from the hospital a few days later to recover at home.
His family said doctors determined a “probable cause” of the cardiac arrest.
LeBron James’ son Bronny James is recovering from cardiac arrest that occurred while playing basketball.
“This is an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect that can and will be treated,” the family statement said. Family ‘very confident’ of full recovery and “returning to basketball in the near future.”
“We will continue to provide updates to the media and respectfully reiterate the family’s request for privacy,” the statement said.
Four-time NBA champion LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February to become the league’s all-time scoring leader.