Florida Gators basketball star in “crucial however steady situation”

Keyontae Johnson, a University of Florida basketball player, remains in the hospital after collapsing during the team’s game against the state of Florida on Saturday, December 12th.

The Florida Gators men’s basketball team posted a statement on Twitter about the health of the 21-year-old athlete on Sunday, December 13th. “Keyontae Johnson remains in critical but stable condition at the Tallahassee Memorial,” the statement said.

The post also contained a message from Scott Stricklin, the university’s sports director, who thanked everyone for looking after his player.

“We appreciate all of the medical staff who have helped Keyontae,” said Scott. “Keyontae received excellent care locally from FSU staff and at the Tallahassee Memorial, which worked in consultation with UF Health. We are glad that his parents can be by his side and that everyone can feel the support of Gator Nation.”

Together with Keyontae’s parents, Mike White, the head coach and Dave Werner, the Associate AD for Sports Health, stays in the hospital with the basketball star.

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