It was an emotional day Wednesday for Josh Jones. The senior Creighton guard spoke for the first time since he collapsed before last week's game against Nebraska in Lincoln.
Jones always could shoot the three. We just don't know if we will see it on the court anymore. "Honestly, right now, I am scared to compete at the high level."
Head coach Greg McDermott says an atrial flutter is what caused Jones to black out last week. Now, the senior is undergoing more tests to see if he will be able to return to basketball. "The important thing now is that Josh is going to be fine long term," McDermott said.
Jones already beat the odds once, when he returned to basketball after open heart surgery his senior year of high school. Now he wants to wait until all tests are done before making another decision.
"I have to go through these procedures to make sure my life is first and we will figure out basketball later. I am still going to graduate. I have two classes that is going to give me my public relations degree so that I can continue to talk to you guys forever."
Even though Jones will not be suiting up for games or be out on the practice floor, he still plans to be a major part of the team. "I am going to continue to wave a towel and get water. I am not going to jump. I am not trying to fall out again, but I am going to be there. I am here."
For now, Jones' basketball career is on hold. We will have to wait a little while longer for the final chapter of the legend.
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