Creighton's Josh Jones hospitalized after fainting

Creighton's Josh Jones hospitalized after fainting
December 7, 2012, 12:03 am
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Creighton guard Josh Jones will be held overnight and undergo further testing Friday at a Lincoln hospital after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska.

Coach Greg McDermott wrote in a text message to The Associated Press on Thursday night that Jones ``is tired but doing well.''

McDermott said after the game that Jones fainted during pregame warmups. He was taken out of the Devaney Center on a stretcher.

Jones was diagnosed with a bacterial infection - infective endocarditis - early in his senior year at Omaha Central High School. He underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve with one formed from cow tissue.

He resumed playing basketball in December 2007 and hadn't had any heart issues since.