AceShowbiz - LeBron James' son will be back on the basketball court soon. On Thursday, November 30, a James family spokesperson confirmed that Bronny James is now cleared to play again four months after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
The spokesperson announced that the USC freshman will begin practicing as soon as next week. "Bronny will have a final evaluation with USC staff this week, resume practice next week and return to games soon after," read the statement.
Bronny suffered a cardiac arrest on July 24 when practicing with his college team at the University of South California's Galen Center. The 19-year-old was then rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was treated in an intensive care unit and eventually transported to general care. In a statement a day later, LeBron's spokesperson said that "he is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU."
In August, LeBron and Bronny were spotted visiting the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The Jameses were photographed entering the medical facility on Monday, August 7. Following the visit, they were joined by some friends for dinner at Terza Ristorante in downtown.
Later that month, the family spokesperson divulged that the young athlete has a congenital heart defect."After a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up evaluations at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the probable cause of Mr. James' sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has been identified," the spokesperson said at the time.
"It is an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be treated," the spokesperson added. "[We're] very confident in Bronny's full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future... We will continue to provide updates to media and respectfully reiterate the family's request for privacy."