Josh Jones remains hospitalized

Creighton senior guard Josh Jones will undergo further testing after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska on Thursday.

"I want to let everyone know that I am in good spirits and doing well. The support from Bluejay nation has been overwhelming and proves what the Creighton family is all about," Jones said in a statement issued by the school.

Coach Greg McDermott also issued a statement.

"Josh's condition has stabilized and he is in the process of being transferred to Omaha for additional testing," McDermott said. "His health is our number one priority right now, but he will be off the court until results of some further testing comes in."

McDermott said after Thursday's game that Jones fainted during pregame warm-ups. He was taken out of the Devaney Center on a stretcher.

Jones was diagnosed with a bacterial infection -- infective endocarditis -- early in his senior year at Omaha Central High School. He underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve with one formed from cow tissue.

He resumed playing basketball in December 2007 and hadn't had any heart issues since.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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