Keyontae Johnson Released From Hospital After Scary On-Court Collapse
By Bill Galluccio
December 22, 2020
"Today is a great day! Keyontae is being released from the hospital," his family said in a statement released by the Gators. "We continue to be amazed at the pace of his recovery and look forward to spending Christmas together as a family."
Johnson was returning to the court following a timeout in the first quarter when he suddenly collapsed, landing face-first on the court. He was treated by medical personnel and taken away on a stretcher.
He was rushed to the hospital and listed in critical but stable condition. He spent several days on a ventilator but started showing "truly encouraging signs of progress" as the week progressed. Last Friday (December 18), he provided an update on his condition in a 25-second video on Instagram.
"Hey everybody, first and foremost, I'd like to thank God," Johnson said. "I know y'all have been sending y'all prayers the last few weeks, and me and my parents are very grateful for the prayers that have been going out."
Doctors are still trying to determine what caused Johnson to suddenly collapse.
"Along with so many well wishes and prayers, we've understandably gotten questions about the cause and extent of Keyontae's illness. 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 their work," his family statement said.
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