CRAWFORD | Kuric out of ICU, walking, but faces one more surgery - WDRB 41 Louisville News

CRAWFORD | Kuric out of ICU, walking, but faces one more surgery

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Kyle Kuric, AP photo. Kyle Kuric, AP photo.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The news remains good for former University of Louisville basketball player Kyle Kuric, who underwent brain surgery in Spain 11 days ago.

According to a Facebook post from his father, Steve, Kyle is out of intensive care, undergoing physical therapy to help him walk without assistance and is on his computer and phone more “so we think he’s doing great.”

Kuric said his son will have to undergo one more surgery — in about 10 days — with a two-week recovery from that expected.

Here’s the full text of Steve Kuric’s update, from his Facebook page:

In the past few days, we have seen more progress in Kyle’s recovery. Since he was moved out of the ICU, we have witnessed more improvements in him on a daily basis. He is now walking around the unit with less assistance and is regaining his strength working with physical therapy. He’s been on his computer and constantly on the phone so we think he’s doing great. A repeat CT scan today showed much less brain swelling which is very good news. His neurosurgeon was in today and he is very happy with Kyle’s progress and he may allow Kyle to leave the hospital soon!!! He still needs another surgery which is planned in 10 days and after a couple weeks recovery he will be able to return to Gran Canaria if all continues as planned.

There are so many people who have rallied around Kyle and our family over the past 2 weeks. We would like to thank the nursing staff at Centre Medico Teknon, who have provided excellent care to Kyle. Thanks to Dr Ignacio Muro for all his assistance during this time as well. Kyle’s basketball team Herbalife Gran Canaria have been incredibly supportive during this difficult time. Special thanks to the GM Berdi Pérez Mazaand and to the club president Miguel Ángel Betancor. Kyle’s teammates and their wives and girlfriends have also provided incredible support to him and Taraneh. The ACB was quickly onsite in Barcelona and offering their support and assistance which was greatly appreciated. We were overwhelmed when all 18 teams in the league wore special shirts supporting Kyle before the Week 5 games.

Finally a sincere thanks to Dr. Gerard Plans for doing an amazing and spectacular effort in an incredibly difficult situation. We can never thank you enough for what you have done for Kyle and our family.

Lastly to Kyle’s agent and close friend Guillermo Bermejo and agency Ufirst Sports, words are not enough to thank you for all you have done for us. Thank you.

I have to leave tomorrow for my return to Louisville but Judi and Katie will remain here in Barcelona to assist with Kyle’s ongoing recovery. A sincere thanks to all our friends and family who kept Kyle in their thoughts and prayers.

SK

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