Florida’s Keyontae Johnson Released from Hospital After Scary On-court Collapse

FILE PHOTO: Jan 25, 2020; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson (front) tries to keep the ball out of the reach from Baylor Bears guard Mark Vital (back) during the second half at Exactech Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the floor during the first half of the Gators’ game against 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 before being transported from Tallahassee to a hospital in Gainesville two days later, where he was put in a medically induced coma, according to his grandfather.

On Tuesday, Johnson’s condition was upgraded to stable, with the program saying he was breathing on his own and speaking with doctors. One week later, Johnson is out of the hospital. Here’s the latest release from Florida:

Johnson collapsed coming out of the timeout after finishing an alley-oop dunk. TV cameras cut away as Johnson fell to the floor. The game paused as Johnson was carried off the floor. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton reportedly asked Florida coach Mike White if he wanted to continue the game, and White chose to keep playing. FSU won, 83-71.

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SOURCE: SB Nation, Ricky O’Donnell

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