LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kyle Kuric, a former University of Louisville guard/forward who as a senior helped lead the Cardinals to the 2012 NCAA Final Four, will have brain surgery on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

That's according to U of L's Senior Associate Athletic Director Kenny Klein.

As WDRB's Eric Crawford reported Tuesday, Kuric will undergo surgery in a hospital in Barcelona. His team, Herbalife Gran Canaria, for whom he has played since 2014, has asked its fans and fellow players in the league for prayers and support.

Kuric was suffering from a migraine, a release from the team said, and subsequent tests revealed a condition known as meningioma -- a tumor or series of tumors surrounding the membranous layers around the central nervous system.

While the tumors are often benign, their location is troublesome.

Klein says the Kuric family has been overwhelmed with messages, thoughts and prayers and are extremely grateful. 

Individuals wishing to send cards or notes of support can send them to this address and they will be forwarded to Kuric:

Kyle Kuric
c/o Dr. Kuric
4001 Kresge Way  Suite 238
Louisville Ky. 40207

Klein says the family "sincerely appreciates the incredible outpouring of love, prayers and support." Although they can't respond to everyone personally, everyone should know they are very grateful. Continued prayers for Kyle, the Kuric family, and the surgical team are appreciated.


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