Bronny James Discharged From Hospital After Suffering Cardiac Arrest During USC Practice (UPDATE)

A spokesperson for the James' family stated USC's medical staff treated the 4-star recruit before going to the hospital.

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UPDATED 7/27, 4:58 p.m. ET: Bronny James was discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday, just days after he suffered cardiac arrest.

"Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest," Dr. Merije Chukumerije, a cardiologist from Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, said in a statement. "He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable."

According to TMZ, the incoming University of Southern California freshman is now at home resting.

Shortly before Bronny's discharge was announced, his father—Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James—shared a heartfelt message of gratitude.

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” he wrote. “We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. 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!”

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LeBron James' oldest son Bronny was rushed to a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball workout with the University of Southen California team, per Shams Charania.

Sources told TMZ that someone made a 911 call from USC's Galen Center where the 4-star recruit was unconscious and taken to the hospital in an ambulance. A spokesperson for the James' family has stated Bronny is "in stable condition and no longer in ICU." 

The spokesperson also added that the USC medical staff treated Bronny before sending him to the hospital and asked "for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes."

USC All-American Bronny James collapsed on the court Monday and had a cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU. Statement:

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2023
Twitter: @ShamsCharania

This is the second time in as many years that a player from USC collapsed during a workout. Last July, USC center Vince Iwuchukwu suffered cardiac arrest during an informal team workout and was hospitalized for a few days. He was cleared to play in January.

Bronny's medical scare also comes after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after making a simple tackle during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinatti Bengals in January. Hamlin received CPR and an AED before being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

He showed signs of improvement and was sent to a hospital in Buffalo where he was discharged nine days later. He has since made a full recovery and was cleared to play football in April.

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