Tennis legend Martina Navratilova shocked by LeBron James' cardiac arrest

Former tennis legend Martina Navratilova expressed her concern and hopes on Twitter for the health of the young US basketball star and her family

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova shocked by LeBron James' cardiac arrest

Lebron James' son Bronny suffered cardiac arrest during a training. The medical staff of the University of Southern California reacted promptly before the ambulance arrived and on the same day the young man had already left intensive care, and is out of danger.

Bronny took a picture of himself with brother Bryce on Instagram on Tuesday. LeBron James arrived in a black Cadilac SUV at Cedar Sinai Hospital Tuesday morning wearing a white shirt, shorts and baseball cap, as well as a medical mask, according to the New York Post.

NBA legend Magic Johnson tweeted that he and his wife, Cookie, are praying for a speedy recovery for Bronny James. Former tennis legend Martina Navratilova expressed her concern and hopes on Twitter for the health of the young US basketball star and her family.
The 9 times Wimbledon winner in the women's singles wrote: "gosh- hope Bronny will be ok…" NFL Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier this year, also wished him and his family well.

Approximately 60 million children in the United States participate in organized sports, and cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes.

The accident

"Bronny James went into cardiac arrest yesterday.

Medical staff were able to provide him with first aid and transport him to hospital. He is now in stable condition and out of intensive care." With these shocking words, a spokesman for the James family said Lebron James's son suffered a cardiac arrest.

The fact was heppened during a workout at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old fell ill on the field on Monday, and was immediately rescued and transported to hospital. The news only came out on Tuesday.His conditions are now stable and the boy is out of intensive care.Bronny is a freshman on the USC team.

According to the sports press, Bronny has the numbers to follow in the footsteps of his father in the NBA, considered one of the best basketball players of all time and currently engaged with the Los Angeles Lakers team.

LeBron wrote on Instagram following the news that his son would be attending USC: "I'm damn proud of you guys. I have no words other than I love you." James is preparing to start his 21st season in the top basketball league and sixth with the Lakers.

Among his goals, as well as a dream, is to be on the field with his son: "My last year will be with my son. Wherever Bronny is, I'll be there. I'll do anything to play with my son for a year. It won't be a question of money at that point."The event that occurred to Bronny James in part resembles what happened to Damar Hamlin, a football player for the Buffalo Bills: last January, the 25-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after a game collision during a game and was hospitalized for over a week.

In May, doctors gave him the all-clear to return to play.
Hamlin was among the first to express his closeness to Bronny and the James family on his social networks.Respect for privacy was then requested, while both LeBron and his wife Savannah expressed their gratitude to the medical staff of the University of California.

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