Bronny James' recovery is progressing smoothly following his cardiac arrest scare. It has been a month since LeBron James' 18-year-old son was hurried to the hospital after experiencing cardiac arrest during a workout at the University of Southern California. Now, his coach Andy Enfield has provided an update on Bronny's recovery.
Enfield spoke with ESPN on August 28, stating that "the good thing is he's doing extremely well and he's in class right now. And we all love him." The head coach of the USC Trojans further expressed hope that Bronny would be able to return to the court soon, but emphasized the importance of patience and taking it step by step. Enfield expressed the team's commitment to support Bronny academically and athletically as they navigate his recovery process.
Enfield also commended Bronny's basketball abilities, stating that there are no limitations for him on the court. "He's a terrific basketball player and was playing very well [before the cardiac arrest]," Enfield said. "We all think there is a big upside in his game and he can help our team win."
This update follows a statement released by the James family on August 25, which revealed that a congenital heart defect was the likely cause of Bronny's cardiac arrest. The statement expressed confidence in Bronny's full recovery and his return to basketball in the near future. The family also reiterated their request for privacy during this time.
Bronny was initially admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on July 24 and was released three days later. A spokesperson for the family had informed E! News at the time that Bronny was in stable condition and no longer in the intensive care unit.
LeBron James himself expressed gratitude for the support received during Bronny's hospitalization in a heartfelt social media post. On July 27, he wrote, "I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers. We feel you and I'm so grateful. Everyone is doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love."
As Bronny continues with his recovery, both his family and the USC Trojans team remain hopeful for his return to the basketball court. With the support and patience of those around him, Bronny's future in the sport looks promising.