Gators forward Keyontae Johnson
Gators' Forward Keyontae Johnson celebrates during a game against No. 18 Xavier on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit @GatorsMBK on Twitter.)

Keyontae Johnson Out of Hospital

After 10 days in the hospital, Keyontae Johnson is going home.

The fear for his life is over. The best part is that Johnson will be able to celebrate Christmas with his family. While he is now fully healthy, the cause of his collapse on the court has to be identified–at least publically. However, it appears that the reason is still unknown.

“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,” Johnson’s family said in a statement.

Johnson’s family said they are “committed” to sharing updates–not only on Keyontae but on information that might help everyone.

“When we have that, we will share it.”

On December 12, Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the court during a game against Florida State. For a time afterward, he was reported to be in critical but stable condition. One report said he was in a medically induced coma. Thankfully, this status improved. After a few days, Johnson was awake and interacting.

He even put out a video message himself on his social media.

https://twitter.com/Keyontae/status/1340054249716105216

The video is only 26 seconds long. However, these 26 seconds were enough to assurance to everyone that he is alright. After all, he’s well enough to be on camera.

There is no timetable for when Johnson will return to the court. So far, the Gators have not played since the Florida State game. Three games have been postponed, with the next game scheduled for December 30.

About Harrison Smajovits

Harrison is a sports coordinator at ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF. He served as a beat writer for Florida Gators football for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He also contributes to WRUF's Gainesville Sports Center segments and makes appearances on the Clash on Harp on Sports. Harrison has been a content writer for WRUF since January 2019 as well.

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