Bronny James appears to be closer to officially returning to No. 21 USC following his cardiac arrest earlier this summer.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gave an update on his eldest son on Monday night following their loss to the Miami Heat. Bronny is scheduled to undergo a physical at the end of the month and, when released, begin training with the intention of playing for the Trojans this season.
According to LeBron James, Bronny James will undergo a physical at the end of the month. If he is cleared, he will practice with the intention of playing for USC again this season.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 7, 2023
Bronny suffered cardiac arrest during a practice with USC earlier this summer. He was taken to hospital and was in intensive care but was released three days later. Bronny was diagnosed with a treatable congenital heart defect, and LeBron revealed last month that Bronny underwent surgery following the incident – although it is unclear what type of surgery it was.
Bronny has recovered well but has yet to return to the Trojans early in the season. They opened the year with an 82-69 win over Kansas State on Monday night in Las Vegas.
Bronny was a Rivals.com four-star recruit fresh out of high school. He received offers from Oregon, Ohio State, Memphis and others before landing at USC – where he joined a very good recruiting class that included senior freshman Isaiah Collier. Boogie Ellis is returning to USC this fall, and the Trojans also brought Dennis Rodman’s oldest son, DJ, into the transfer portal from Washington State. The Trojans were picked to finish second in the Pac-12 behind No. 11 Arizona.
Bronny was at USC’s win over the Wildcats in Las Vegas on Monday night. However, LeBron didn’t get any more specific with his schedule update on Monday, so it’s still unclear when Bronny might make his debut at USC. But at least for now, Bronny is heading in the right direction.