USC freshman basketball player Bronny James attends class after suffering cardiac arrest during a practice session in July.
James, the son of the four-time NBA champion Lebron JamesHe's doing fine, according to USC basketball coach Andy Enfield.
“The good thing is that he is doing very well and he is in class right now. And we all love him,” Enfield said Monday. “I think everyone is hoping for Bronny to come back on the pitch. We just have to be patient and take it step by step.”
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James suffered the heart attack on July 24 while training months before his first workout college basketball season at USC should begin. The incident happened where the Trojans were playing and training, and he was discharged from the hospital three days after the medical emergency.
Last week, the likely cause of James' cardiac arrest was revealed through a statement from the James family.
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“After a comprehensive initial examination at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up examinations at the Mayo Clinic under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and at Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the probable cause of Mr. James' sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) was identified. “It is an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect that can and is treatable,” said a spokesman for the James family.
“We are very confident that Bronny will make a full recovery and return to basketball in the near future. We will continue to update the media and respectfully reiterate the family's request for privacy.”
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The Trojans open the 2023-24 season against Kansas State on November 6th.
“Our goal is to support Bronny in any way we can, academically and athletically, and be patient with how things pan out when he returns,” Enfield said.
USC is gearing up for its senior year Pac-12 Conference before heading to the Big Ten in 2024.
The Associated Press contributed to this report