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LeBron James' son, Bronny, discharged after treatment for cardiac arrest

Bronny James (C) spent time earlier this week in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. File Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI
Bronny James (C) spent time earlier this week in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. File Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo

July 27 (UPI) -- Bronny James, son of NBA star LeBron James, has been discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after treatment for sudden cardiac arrest during basketball practice, a cardiologist at the hospital said Thursday afternoon.

"Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support," Dr. Merije Chukumerije said in a statement.

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Chukumerije, a cardiovascular medicine specialist, said the 18-year-old arrived at the emergency room "fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable" and complimented the University of Southern California training staff for a "swift and effective response."

Earlier in the day, LeBron James announced on social media that his son was "doing great" after having gone into cardiac arrest during the USC practice session.

Bronny, 18, experienced the event Monday in Los Angeles. The James family released a statement at that time, saying he was being treated at an intensive care unit.

LeBron was photographed while visiting Bronny on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai.

"I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers," LeBron James wrote Thursday on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. "We feel you and I'm so grateful. Everyone [is] doing great.

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"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!"

Bronny committed to play at USC in May. The former elite high school basketball prospect is listed as a first-round pick in some 2024 NBA mock drafts.

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