Keyontae Johnson’s family issues statement, confirms status for remainder of season
After a scary medical emergency during a game on Dec. 12, Florida junior forward Keyontae Johnson officially won’t play again the rest of the 2020-21 season.
On Wednesday, the Gators shared an update from Johnson’s family in which they stated he’ll focus on “being the best coach and teammate he can be” the rest of the season. The family also shared the latest on Johnson’s health after his earlier collapse on the court during Florida’s game against Florida State.
Johnson was previously diagnosed with “acute myocarditis,” but it turns out that it wasn’t tied to COVID-19.
“University of Florida Health treating physicians consulted with other local and national experts who reviewed the relevant imaging and and testing related to this case,” the family’s statement read. “The unanimous conclusion of all experts is that Keyontae’s medical emergency was not related to or a result of a previous or current Covid diagnosis.”
Johnson’s family also stated that they’ll continue to share information as it becomes available, while he’ll continue to focus on his academics and his recovery.
“What comes next for Keyontae is for him to share on his own timeline and using his voice,” the family’s statement read.
— Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) February 3, 2021