Friday, July 28, 2023

USC's basketball staff was in a good position to attend to Bronny James since he was the second Trojan basketball player in a year to collapse during practice

A freshman center collapsed during practice last year and had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator installed.

“Is it just random luck that they’ve had two in a year? Or is it something that’s lacking in the screening process?” [a doctor] said. “We don’t want to make those assumptions, but it’ll be very clear once we have a diagnosis with Bronny whether this is something that should’ve been picked up with screening or not.”

According to [another doctor], 5,000 to 10,000 people ages 1 to 25 suffer from sudden cardiac events every year.