Florida releases positive update from the parents of Keyontae Johnson
Florida basketball player Keyontae Johnson has shown improvements recently, according to an update from his parents released by the school.
Nika and Marrecus Johnson said in a statement that Keyontae is in stable condition and speaking with them and breathing on his own. He also FaceTimed with his teammates on Tuesday, and talked with his doctors at UF Health. Johnson was recently moved to the Gainesville hospital after he was initially treated at a hospital in Tallahassee.
The parents also thanked supports for offering love and support for Keyontae, and they promised to provide regular updates of his condition.
Johnson, the SEC’s preseason player of the year, was taken off the court in a game against Florida State on a stretcher after he collapsed on the court and Florida players immediately called for medical personnel. He was quickly taken to a hospital in Tallahassee, where the update on Saturday afternoon had him in critical, but stable, condition.
On Monday, his grandfather told a reporter he was in a medically-induced coma. Later on Monday, the Gators released an update that said he was following simple commands.
This was the most encouraging update since the incident happened and we hope his recovery continues.
— Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) December 15, 2020