LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — While former University of Louisville basketball standout Kyle Kuric underwent brain surgery Thursday that was termed successful, his father said in a Facebook post today that his son remains in critical condition in a Barcelona hospital, and the family continues to ask for prayers.
Steve Kuric posted today: “Kyle is still in the ICU at the hospital . . . A repeat CT scan today shows continued brain edema (swelling) . . . He will need aggressive medical treatment. His condition is still very serious. Kyle and his wife and children can use all the love and prayers we can give them right now. Thank you.”
Kyle’s sister Katie Kuric, a former soccer player at U of L, also asked for prayers and support through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at U of L, saying that doctors have removed a section of bone from Kuric’s skull to help alleviate the swelling on his brain.
A statement from U of L sports information director Kenny Klein said Kuric remains sedated and on a ventilator, as his condition has worsened over the past day.
Kuric was diagnosed with meningioma, a tumor or series of tumors surrounding the membranous layers around the central nervous system, after complaining of a migraine earlier this week.
His current team in Spain, Herbalife Gran Canaria, called Kuric, “a player loved by the fans of Gran Canaria and in the world of basketball in general."
Kuric graduated from Louisville in 2012 after helping the Cardinals to a Final Four appearance as a senior. He has continued to be involved in the community here through his Kyle’s Korner for Kids charity.
Here are some tweets from some U of L basketball players offering support:
My guy @KingKK_14 My family and I are def praying for you bro..— Peyton Siva Jr (@PeypeySiva3) November 7, 2015
Please keep my teammate, brother and friend Kyle Kuric in your thoughts.— Russ Ruby Rhod Smith (@Sir_Saudade) November 3, 2015
It breaks my heart reading that Kyle is in critical condition and has to go back into surgery.Please pray for Kyle Kuric.Keep fighting Kyle!— Edgar Sosa (@Edgarsosa10) November 7, 2015
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