LeBron James Hopeful His Son Returns To The Court This Season
LeBron is ready for his son to play ball again--if he is healthy.
According to The Los Angeles Times, while the USC Trojans started their season in Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 6, Bronny James sat on the bench instead of in the starting lineup. But Bronny is a tad closer to playing with his team again, his dad, LeBron James, revealed.
As the freshman continues physical therapy and conditioning, the James family will assess his progress and decide how to move forward.
USC freshman guard Bronny James is with the Trojans in Las Vegas for the Hall of Fame Series game vs. Kansas State but is not expected to play vs. The Wildcats. pic.twitter.com/j9DXoDHcAZ
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) November 7, 2023
LeBron commented about his son’s progress following a Lakers lost to the Heat on Monday night.
“Things are going in the right direction with Bronny’s progress,” the future Hall of Famer said. “He’s doing rehab. Every week, he gets to do more and more and more. We have a big moment at the end of this month to see if we can continue to go forward.
“If he’s cleared, will be not too long away from him being back on the floor and back with his teammates and practicing, with the notion of being back on the floor and playing game situations.”
Bronny James is going to get a check up at the end of the month, according to LeBron James. If he’s cleared, he will practice with the intention to return to game action for USC this season.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 7, 2023
Bronny has been recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest on July 24. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where it was determined that a congenital heart defect was the probable cause. He is expected to recover fully, although no timetable has been set. His presence on campus has already led to a Nike T-shirt selling out quickly.