In a newly released statement, Johnson is said to be in 'critical but stable condition and following simple commands.'
This young star player Keyontae Johnson was in a medically-induced coma after collapsing on the court Saturday after a brief timeout. Before his collapse, Johnson had made a beautiful slam dunk. After the collapse, he was rushed to the hospital.
In the video from Saturday's game against Florida State, you'll see his head drop to his chest, a stumble, and then the full collapse. His teammates started to panic while calling for help. Johnson was taken from the court and received initial treatment at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was later transported to Gainesville, Florida where the University of Florida is located.
Over the summer break, Johnson and other team members had tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear whether his collapse was COVID-19 related. The virus has been linked to myocarditis which is a viral infection of the heart.
Johnson was voted preseason SEC player of the Year.