Keyontae Johnson being released from hospital after collapsing during Florida game
— Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) December 22, 2020
Johnson previously collapsed just four minutes into the opening frame of their tilt against the Florida State Seminoles where he landed face first and was needed to be carried off the court in a stretcher. There were no conclusive answers regarding the medical condition of Johnson which might have caused his untimely collapse.
After a number of days in hospitalization, he was eventually able to release his own statement regarding the situation, via CBS News:
“First and foremost I would like to thank God. I know y’all have been sending your prayers out the last few weeks, and me and my parents are very grateful for the prayers that have been going out,” Johnson said.
“To all doctors and medical staff at Tallahassee Memorial and UF Shands, I do want to say thank you for all the support y’all gave me, especially the lady that was in the gym at Florida State,” he added. “To my Gator nation and the UF athletic family, I just want to thank you for all the prayers that y’all gave out to me. Go Gators.”
On the court, Johnson is currently playing in his junior season and averaged norms of 14.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists through 31.3 minutes in 31 games as a starter for the Gators in 2019-2020. His solid play for the squad earned him a spot in the 2020 First-Team All-SEC last season.
Keyontae Johnson’s release from the hospital will certainly be good news for his family during the holiday season and already serves as an encouraging sign for his road to recovery. Hopefully, the letterman will be able to completely overcome the adversity and make it back on the court in the near future.