Nick Emery, the former Lone Peak High basketball star who signed with BYU in 2013 prior to an LDS Church mission to Germany, is returning home due to a medical condition that likely requires surgery.
Emery's brother, former BYU star Jackson Emery, posted on Twitter that Nick is coming home Wednesday night from Frankfurt, Germany.
Also, Emery's Facebook page posted this explanation Wednesday evening:
"Elder Emery has recently been dealing with worsening conditions of thoracic outlet syndrome. He has undergone testing and examinations and several doctors and specialists have been consulted about his condition. His mission president, President Stoddard (a medical doctor) and area church medical doctors concluded that he needs to have treatment sooner than later to correct these issues or they will continue to worsen. Elder Emery has been given a medical release and will be returning home on Wednesday, August 6 for treatment which may possibly include surgery. He should make a full recovery and we ask that you remember him in your prayers."<