Discharged From Hospital After Being Shot in the Leg: A Know All About the Michigan State Freshman Jeremy Fears Jr. Saga

Published 12/26/2023, 11:56 AM EST

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He was gearing up for the Xmas holidays and the upcoming new year. Amid an atmosphere of frolic and happiness, there occurred an incident that changed the course of the season. A Michigan State guard was at his former teammate’s house in the dark of the morning of 23rd December when the horrendous act made him lose all that he had for this college men’s basketball season.

The rattling incident did not affect only him, but his family too, and most of all left his fans in horror that supposedly boiled their blood.

The Aftermath


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The Michigan State freshman Jeremy Fears Jr. has been discharged from the hospital. His father announced the same on social media on Sunday. Videos of Fears Jr. walking with support have also surfaced on social media.Jr is doing really good . Discharged and headed home. #blessed,” Fear Sr. wrote from his account on the social network platform X.

Earlier on Saturday, the Michigan State men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo had also come out in support of his mentee. He consoled Fears Jr. through his statements and also enunciated on the future plans. “Jeremy underwent surgery this morning and is resting comfortably. While there is much we still don’t know, my focus is on supporting Jeremy on his road to recovery,” Izzo remarked.

Fears had shown a lot of courage on his Instagram story when he informed his fans not to be worried about anything. “Minor setback we gone be good appreciate yall,” Fears wrote on his Instagram story on Saturday. It was a big step forward since Fears Jr. was nursing a firearm wound.

What conspired that night?

Fears Jr. was shot in the thigh in Joliet, Ilinois during his holiday visit on Saturday early morning. He had gone to his hometown during the vacations. As per ESPN, a man entered the house and opened fire on Fears Jr. and another 19-year-old woman who was shot in the pelvis. The victims were immediately taken to Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center.

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As per Joliet police authorities (h/t: Sportskeeda), the horrendous incident occurred around 4 AM in the morning. Fears Jr. had a three-hour-long surgery post the episode. “He’s in really good spirits right now. He’s up watching TV, eating and talking, so we feel real good about that,” Fears Sr. stated as per ABC 7 Chicago.


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Fans empathized with Fears Jr. when the news broke out with some even blaming the gun problems of Illinois. It definitely shook the basketball world and fans flocked in support of the Michigan State Spartans’ guard. As per Sportskeeda, Fears Sr. reported it to not have much base in the past and was a completely random thing. The armed man had donned a black outfit along with a ski mask. There is an ongoing investigation into the same.

The four-star recruit had played 12 games in the current NCAA season, averaging 3.5 points per game with 3.3 assists per match and 1.9 rebounds per contest. He stood out during the battle against the Georgia Southern Eagles by nabbing 10 rebounds in an 86-55 margin win. Another of his good performances came against the Stony Brook Seawolves when provided 10 assists in the game. Thus, Fears Jr. had a vital role to play this season for his team.


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Hopefully, Fears Jr. unafraid of anything, will recover soon and be back on the hardwood as soon as possible and enchant all with his on-court magic.


Written by:

Ritvan Pande


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