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Creighton guard stable after collapsing

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Creighton guard Josh Jones was in stable condition Friday after passing out during warm-ups before Thursday night's game at Nebraska.

Jones, who has a history of heart issues, spent the night in Lincoln, Neb., after the Bluejays' 64-42 win and was transported Friday to Omaha for additional tests.

"His health is our number one priority right now, but he will be off the court until results of some further testing comes in," coach Greg McDermott said. "We appreciate the support and well-wishes from across the state and nation, and look forward to his return to health."

Jones, a senior, had open-heart surgery in October 2007 to replace the aortic valve after being diagnosed with infective endocarditis. But he hadn't experienced any health problems related to the condition since then.

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

Jones is averaging 7.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game this season as a reserve.
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