Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012 AT 11:58 PM / Updated at 11:58 PM
CU’s Jones ‘resting comfortably’ after procedure
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

Creighton guard Josh Jones was “resting comfortably” Tuesday night after undergoing a surgical procedure to correct the problem that caused his heart rate to accelerate earlier this month.

Coach Greg McDermott talked with Jones late Tuesday night and provided this update via Twitter: “(Josh) finally recovering after a long day of procedures. He is resting comfortably and will spend tonight in the hospital.” McDermott went on to say, “Please keep Josh in your thoughts and prayers. He is one tough dude. Proud to call him a Bluejay!”

McDermott said in a text to The World-Herald that he expects to learn more about Jones’ condition Wednesday.

Jones has missed Creighton’s last three games after fainting before the Bluejays’ Dec. 6 contest against Nebraska. Doctors determined Jones suffered an atrial flutter, which caused his heart rate to accelerate rapidly and caused him to black out momentarily on the court.

Doctors performed a procedure Tuesday called a radio frequency ablation. They threaded special wires into Jones’ heart and, using radio frequency energy, tried to locate the problem and fix it. Jones faces a second procedure in a month to determine whether Tuesday’s procedure was successful.

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Steven Pivovar is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and primarily covers Creighton athletics and the College World Series. You can follow Steven on Twitter (@PivOWH) or email him at spivovar@owh.com.