More good news for Kyle Kuric, which makes for a happy Coach Pitino

11/12/2015 05:45 PM

Former U of L basketball star Kyle Kuric’s condition continues to improve after undergoing multiple brain surgeries last weekend.

On Facebook today, Kyle’s father Steve posted the following message about the encouraging progression of Kyle’s recovery:

We are very happy to report that Kyle continues to improve! He is feeling better today although he still feels tired. He has been out of bed and sitting up in a chair today. His appetite is better and he is back to eating a lot. Lol. Kyle was on his computer today and has been visiting with friends. At times he has been laughing and joking with us with his usual sense of humor. He is already trying to negotiate with his surgeon when he can return to basketball !!

Saturday we pleaded for prayers for Kyle at a very critical time and the response to that was just incredible ! We just can’t thank all of you enough. We are so very grateful that all of our prayers have been answered

We know Kyle still has a way to go yet but with the help of his doctors, family and friends he will make it. We have no doubt whatsoever that he will return to basketball and get back to Kyle’s corner !

We can’t tell you how much your messages have meant to all of the family. We haven’t been able to respond to all of them yet but we have read them all. They have helped carry us us through this difficult time.
Thank you . Blessings to all.

Kuric’s health was the first thing addressed by Louisville head basketball Coach Rick Pitino at his press conference about the signing of V.J. King and Frankie Hughes.

Pitino said Kuric’s condition had been “weighing heavily on all of us for the last few weeks.”

Kuric is awake, smiling and apparently texting his former coach.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest Sports Night info delivered to your inbox.