Explaining cardiac arrest after Bronny James collapse: Is it common in young athletes?

Explaining cardiac arrest after Bronny James collapse: Is it common in young athletes?

USC freshman Bronny James suffered cardiac arrest during practice Monday, a family spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic in a statement Tuesday. James, the 18-year-old son of Lakers star LeBron James, collapsed and was taken to the hospital. He was in stable condition and no longer in the intensive care unit as of Tuesday morning.
James’ medical emergency comes after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during a “Monday Night Football” game against the Bengals in January. Hamlin experienced commotio cordis, where blunt trauma to the chest occurs…


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