Shareef O’Neal cleared to resume basketball activity after heart surgery
Shareef O’Neal underwent successful heart surgery back in December, and doctors have officially cleared the UCLA freshman to resume basketball activity just over three months later.
O’Neal shared the good news on social media Tuesday and thanked everyone for their support during his recovery.
I wanna thank the people who stuck with me throughout this all… this was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to overcome … I couldn’t have done it without the support I got from all of you
— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) March 26, 2019
O’Neal, the son of basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, took a medical redshirt season after an electrical problem was discovered in his heart during a routine check in the fall. The surgery was expected to fix the problem and allow him to play at full strength in the future, and it sounds like he will be ready to play his sophomore year at UCLA.