USC freshman guard Bronny James, the son of Los Angeles Lakers megastar LeBron James, is predicted to approach help to the court docket “in the very near future” after struggling cardiac arrest in the end of a workout in July, a household spokeswoman talked about in an announcement Friday.

The likely reason for Bronny James’ cardiac arrest became a congenital coronary heart defect, which became identified after an preliminary evaluate at Cedars-Sinai Scientific Center in Los Angeles and observe-up critiques on the Mayo Health center and the Atlantic Health-Morristown Scientific Center in New Jersey, in step with the spokeswoman.

“It is miles an anatomically and functionally main Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be handled,” the assertion talked about. “We’re very confident in Bronny’s beefy restoration and return to basketball in the very near future. We can continue to offer updates to media and respectfully reiterate the household’s ask for privateness.”

James became discharged from Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles three days after going into cardiac arrest July 24 at USC’s Galen Center.

The incident occurred nearly a 365 days to the day after Trojans center Vincent Iwuchukwu collapsed in the end of a workout due to a coronary heart ailment remaining summer season. Iwuchukwu returned to the court docket in January and performed in 14 games as a freshman.

James, who arrived at USC in Might well as a 5-megastar prospect, became projected to be a first-spherical pick in subsequent summer season’s NBA draft and likely play with his father on the subsequent level.

The Trojans are expected to compete for a Pac-12 title and a build of abode in the NCAA match. Alongside with the appearance of James, USC returns outdated Boogie Ellis and added Isaiah Collier, who became ESPN’s No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class.