During a basketball practice session at USC, new freshman Bronny James collapsed on the court. What happened? Here’s everything we know.
During a basketball practice session on July 24, 2023, USC freshman Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA superstar LeBron James, collapsed on the court. What happened? Here’s what we know so far.
What happened to Bronny James?
Accordingly CBS Sports, Bronny went into cardiac arrest while training. A family spokesman said he was taken to hospital and placed in intensive care but his condition is now stable.
“Yesterday Bronny James went into cardiac arrest while practicing,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “The medical staff were able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and is no longer in intensive care.”
“We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and will update the media as more information becomes available,” the spokesperson added. “LeBron and Savannah would like to publicly express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and commitment to the safety of their athletes.”
There are usually no warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
Following the news, many athletes took to social media to express their support for Bronny.
“Prayers to Bronny and the James family as well,” tweeted NFL safety Damar Hamlin, who resumed his career after suffering cardiac arrest in early 2023. “There for you, just as you have been for me throughout the process.”
According to HealthyChildren.org, there are usually no warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. However, some young people suffering from it may have previously had heart-related symptoms such as “shortness of breath, chest pains or fainting, which were not thought to be life-threatening”.
Others, on the other hand, had never had heart problems before the event.
The outlet continues: “Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but it also affects young people who do not participate in organized sports.” It can happen during training, at rest or even during sleep.”
We wish Bronny a speedy recovery!