Found December 07, 2012 on
Creighton guard Josh Jones will undergo a procedure to address a heart problem that caused him to pass out before a game against Nebraska last week.
Coach Greg McDermott says Jones had an atrial flutter on Dec. 6. Doctors plan to perform an ablation on his heart next Tuesday to restore a normal heart rhythm. Doctors will examine his heart in another test a month later to determine if the first procedure worked.
It won't be clear until after the tests whether Jones can return to playing basketball for the 16th-ranked Bluejays (9-1). When Jones was a senior at Omaha Central High, he underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve after a bacterial infection in his heart.
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Creighton guard Josh Jones was taken to a Lincoln hospital for tests after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska.
Jones' condition wasn't known Thursday night. He had heart surgery in September 2007.
Coach Greg McDermott said after the game that Jones feinted during pregame warmups. He was taken out of the Devaney Center on a stretcher.
Creighton guard Josh Jones will be held overnight and undergo further testing Friday at a Lincoln hospital after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska.
Coach Greg McDermott wrote in a text message to The Associated Press on Thursday night that Jones ''is tired but doing well.''
McDermott said after the game that Jones fainted during pregame...
With some of its thoughts likely on one player's health, Creighton will try to add to a string of impressive performances.
While Josh Jones continues to recover, the 16th-ranked Bluejays will seek a third easy win in as many games this month as they face upstart Akron on Sunday.
Creighton blew out in-state rival Nebraska 64-42 on Thursday after Jones fainted during pregame...