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The son of NBA superstar LeBron James is recovering from cardiac arrest earlier this year.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has revealed that his son Bronny “won’t be too far away” from returning to the court if he passes a medical evaluation at the end of this month.
Browne suffered a cardiac arrest during a basketball practice in July and was taken to the hospital following the incident.
After being discharged from the hospital, James’ family released a statement on Brownie’s condition, saying doctors had identified “anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defects” as the “possible cause” of the cardiac arrest and that they were “very confident.” They are making a full recovery.
“We have a big moment at the end of this month to see if we can move forward,” lebron told reporters after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 108-107 on the road.
“If he is cleared, we will have him back on the field very quickly, training with his teammates and looking at getting back on the field and competing.”
James Jr. enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC) in May as a consensus four-star recruit and was touted by some as a first-round pick in the 2024 NBA draft.
He missed the USC Trojans’ preseason game in August, and while a return date has not been officially confirmed, his father said “everything is moving in the right direction” as his son progresses.
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The father-son duo is competing in the 2023 McDonald’s High School Boys All-American Game.
“Everything is progressing and we’re proud of his progress, we’re proud of his strength,” he added.
“All the doctors he’s been to everywhere he’s been… all his (physical therapy) staff… they’ve done a tremendous job getting him to where he is today and we hope to continue go ahead.”
This comes after “The King” posted a positive update in October, confirming that Browne had begun the recovery process and was doing “very well” following surgery.
Bronny’s return to the court is highly anticipated, but has made it clear that his health is the priority.
“Bronny was playing really well before the problem happened,” USC head coach Andy Enfield told basketball analyst Jeff Goodman in August. “Our main concern is his health. “We hope he will be on the pitch at some point this season. ”
Despite losing their star guard, the Trojans opened the season with an 82-69 win over the Kansas City Wildcats in the Hall of Fame Series on Monday in Las Vegas. Browne has been participating in the team’s training and he is also cheering for the team from the sidelines.