OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - As hard as it is for Creighton's Josh Jones to give up basketball, he says it's not worth risking his life to keep playing.
Jones spoke with reporters Thursday, explaining how his heart condition is forcing him to walk away from basketball. He said he'll be the same Josh Jones, with or without basketball, but added that it is incredibly hard to quit a game he's played since he was 5.
Jones fainted before the Dec. 6 game at Nebraska and underwent surgery 12 days later to fix an atrial flutter.
Doctors have said Jones will require more procedures, making it impossible for the fifth-year senior to return this season. He's scheduled to graduate in May.
Jones had an infected heart valve replaced in 2007.

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