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.
Jones thanked all the fans for their support.
When Jones was a senior at Omaha Central High he underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve with one formed from cow tissue because of a bacterial infection in his heart.
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