LeBron James has provided confirmation that his son, Bronny James, is on the path to a full recovery following a successful surgery after experiencing cardiac arrest in July.
Providing the Los Angeles Lakers’ media with a status on his son’s health progress, he indicated that he is in excellent condition and has already commenced his rehabilitation process to prepare for his return to the basketball court this season.
These questions about Bronny’s health and recovery come in the wake of the 19-year-old experiencing cardiac arrest during a workout at the University of Southern California a little over two months ago. Despite the health scare, LeBron James was optimistic about his son’s basketball future, especially as Bronny began his freshman year at USC this fall.
LeBron James expressed happiness with his son’s current status and looked forward to what the future holds for him.
USC Basketball coach Andy Enfield also provided a similar positive report about the 6-foot-3 guard’s condition in late September, according to the New York Post.
He added that while Bronny is doing very well, the school cannot comment on his medical details. He stressed Bronny’s commitment to academics and his strong performance in school.
Bronny spent three days in the hospital to receive a diagnosis of an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect.
LeBron James’ recent comments align with the family’s previous statement made in August, expressing confidence that the heart defect is treatable. They expressed optimism about Bronny’s complete recovery and his eventual return to basketball. They however requested privacy while providing updates to the media.
Bronny, a highly-ranked prospect and recipient of McDonald’s All-American honors during his senior season, was ranked 19th in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2023. He is expected to be a first-round pick in the NBA 2024 Draft.