After recently collapsing on the court, Florida Gators’ Keyontae Johnson is being released from the hospital.
The pre-season SEC Player of the Year collapsed on the court during the game against Florida State on Dec. 12.
Keyontae Johnson is Released
According to the Florida Gators site, Johnson was discharged this morning from UF Health. Johnson had been in the hospital since Dec.14. He was originally at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Gainesville.
Prior to his release, his family was giving updates on the his health while in the hospital. Johnson was in a medically induced coma on Monday afternoon. His grandfather said that he was in critical, but stable condition.
Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer. The cause of the collapse is unclear at this time.
His family released a statement saying, “As much as everyone involved wants firm answers, the process to draw definitive conclusions continues. And we ask for patience as the medical professionals continue to work.”
Johnson Feeling Better
A few days before being released, Keyontae Johnson told his friend Portland Trailblazers’ Harry Giles that he was doing better.
“He told me he was good, feeling good and getting better … That made me smile. It made my day. So, you know, it’s a blessing,” Giles said according to ABC News.
He also released a video saying, “I know y’all have been sending your prayers out, and me and my parents are very grateful for the prayers. To all doctors and medical staff at Tallahassee Memorial and UF Health, I just want to say thank you for all the support you’ve given me, especially the lady that was in the gym at Florida State.”
Johnson led the team during the first three games of the season. He scored 19.7 points per game.
When Keyontae Johnson collapsed at midcourt the Gators were coming out of a timeout. It is unclear whether or not Johnson will return to play in the regular season since doctors are still unclear on the circumstances.
The Gators lost that game 83-71 and are currently 3-1 in their season.