Report: Florida basketball player Keyontae Johnson in medically-induced coma after collapse over the weekend
Keyontae Johnson, the Florida men’s basketball player who collapsed during a game over the weekend, is in a medically induced coma, according to his grandfather, Larry DeJarnett.
DeJarnett told USA TODAY Sports on Monday, doctors told him they hoped to bring Johnson out of the coma Monday afternoon.
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In a phone interview, DeJarnett said that his grandson was transported to Gainesville, Florida on Monday after receiving his initial treatment in Tallahassee. Johnson had collapsed early in Saturday’s game between the Gators and Florida State.
This season’s SEC preseason player of the year, Johnson collapsed as the Gators were coming out of a timeout in the first half and was taken off the court on a stretcher. He was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and a Florida spokesperson initially described him as being in critical but stable condition.
The teams finished the game, with the Seminoles winning 83-71.
Florida released the following statement on Monday afternoon, updating Johnson’s status:
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