Shareef O'Neal will be sitting out this basketball season at UCLA.

The son of Shaquille O'Neal will undergo heart surgery after complications were found during a routine checkup.

TMZ did not report what the issue is, but the young basketball star will soon undergo heart surgery. O'Neal says he is lucky the doctors caught his issue early and promises to return as soon as he can.

We're praying for him and wish him the best. Like his dad, he is a super nice kid and we hope he rebounds from this setback sooner than later.