Florida basketball announces more postponements, shares update on Keyontae Johnson
More good news came Thursday regarding the status of Florida junior forward Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed on the court during Saturday’s game at Florida State and was then hospitalized.
At one point, Johnson was in a medically-induced coma, but he’s now in stable condition and has been speaking with his family and doctors. On Thursday, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin issued a statement that shared another positive update.
“Keyontae Johnson continues to show truly encouraging signs of progress as he undergoes tests and further evaluation at UF Health,” athletic director Scott Stricklin said in his statement. “He and his family have again expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and well-wishes.”
The Gators won’t return to the court just yet. After their game against North Florida on Wednesday was postponed, Florida has also decided to push back its upcoming matchups against Florida Atlantic (scheduled for Saturday), Florida A&M (Sunday) and James Madison (Tuesday).
“This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae’s family, friends and teammates,” Stricklin said in his statement. “Our hope is that everyone impacted will take an opportunity to process those emotions and regroup ahead of the start of the new year.”
Following the latest postponements, Florida’s next scheduled game is its SEC opener at Vanderbilt on Dec. 30.
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