Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the ground throughout the first half of the Gators’ sport towards rival Florida State on Dec. 12. Johnson was carried off the floor on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital. Johnson was reportedly in critical but stable condition earlier than being transported from Tallahassee to a hospital in Gainesville two days later, the place he was put in a medically induced coma, according to his grandfather.
On Tuesday, Johnson’s situation was upgraded to secure, with this system saying he was respiratory on his personal and talking with docs. One week later, Johnson is out of the hospital. Right here’s the most recent launch from Florida:
Johnson collapsed popping out of the timeout after ending an alley-oop dunk. TV cameras lower away as Johnson fell to the ground. The sport paused as Johnson was carried off the ground. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton reportedly asked Florida coach Mike White if he wanted to continue the game, and White selected to maintain enjoying. FSU gained, 83-71.
Johnson, a 6’5 junior wing, was the SEC preseason participant of the yr and entered the sport averaging 19.7 factors per sport via Florida’s first three contests. Right here’s video of the alley-oop dunk he threw down earlier than collapsing:
Florida had paused basketball activities due to Covid on Nov. 22, however this system didn’t announce the extent of the optimistic checks. The AP is reporting that Johnson tested positive for Covid over the summer.
Our ideas are with Johnson. We’ll replace this story because it develops.