Here is a statement released by the LeBron James Family Foundation, obtained by NBC Sports:
“After a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Dr. Marijeh Chokomrije and subsequent evaluations at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Health/Morriston Medical Center led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez the probable cause of the cardiac arrest Sudden Mr. James syndrome (SCA) has been identified. It is an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect that can and is treatable.
We are very confident of Broney’s full recovery and return to basketball in the near future. We will continue to provide updates to the media and respectfully reiterate the family’s request for privacy.”
There is a wide range of congenital heart defects, and many are relatively mild and treatable.
Bruni, 18, was practicing with his teammates at USC on July 24 when he went into cardiac arrest. He was treated at the scene by medical staff at the building and rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he spent three days. The night after liberation Bruni was photographed going out to dinner with her family, and the family also posted a video of her playing the piano at home.
Bruni — projected by many to be a first-round pick next June if he enters the NBA draft — chose to attend USC, attending the Galen Center just over a mile from where his father, LeBron, plays. did Lakers in the Crypto.com Arena. On Thursday, USC coach Andy Enfield spoke to The Stadium’s Jeff Goodman about Bruney.
What matters most is Brony’s long-term health, and it appears to be on a positive path.