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Kyle Kuric showing signs of improvement

(Bob Donnan/ USA Today)

(Bob Donnan/ USA Today)

(Bob Donnan/ USA Today)

Former Louisville player and Evansville, Indiana, native Kyle Kuric is starting to show signs of improvement after complications he suffered in brain surgery, according to an update from his father on Facebook:

Well today has been a calmer day for Kyle. He has improved some since yesterday’s surgery. Kyle’s surgeon has been in to see him twice today and he is more optimistic with the situation today. Caution is still present however as Kyle is still critical as he requires intensive medical treatment and ventilator support. The medical team will continue close observation over the next couple of days. We are extremely grateful for the care that Kyle has received here at the hospital. We have more faith that Kyle will get better. We are humbled by all of the overwhelming support and love for Kyle. Please continue praying for him. Thank you all so very much.

Kyle was placed in critical condition over the weekend after experiencing brain swelling following a surgery in Barcelona, Spain to remove a tumor.

No matter how you much you hate a team, this serves as a reminder that there are always things bigger than sports.

Thoughts and prayers to Kyle and his family.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

7 Comments for Kyle Kuric showing signs of improvement

  1. jaws2
    6:54 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    Prayers for Kyle and his family.

  2. Long Dong Silver
    7:03 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    The sad thing? Shoe on the other foot, UL fans wouldn’t be sending prayers and well wishes. I remember the Noel knee injury, and how classless they were.

    7:09 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    Best wishes to Kyle and his family for a complete and speedy recovery.

  4. Rixter
    8:43 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    The other reminder is don’t have a major surgery in Spain. From everything I read about his tumor, it should not have been a life-threatening surgery. They certainly turned it into that.

    • RealCatsFan
      9:42 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

      Rixter, it surprised me as well that they were doing the surgery over there. Ironically, Kyle’s father is a neurosurgeon. It must have been pretty serious circumstances or I am sure they would have flown him home. Also, to be fair, complications can arise from even the most routine medical procedure. My brother went in to have a benign pituitary tumor removed in 2003. Was supposed to be relatively routine procedure, at least as far as brain surgery is concerned. However, complications arose and he did not make it. The thing is – when the brain swelling begins, it can quickly become a runaway train, and the damage simply cascades. I’ll keep praying for him – seems like a good dude, with two young twins to raise – even if he played for a rival program.

  5. BluKudzu
    9:44 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    Courageous player, decent guy. Wishing the best for him, and he is in our prayers.

  6. Willy
    12:01 pm November 9, 2015 Permalink

    Prayers for a complete recovery.