Good News for Basketball Player Who Collapsed on Court

Keyontae Johnson breathing on his own, talking
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2020 12:02 AM CST
Encouraging News for Basketball Player Who Collapsed
In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) looks on during during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marshall in Gainesville, Fla.   (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)

(Newser) – The latest update on the University of Florida basketball player who collapsed on court during Saturday's game is undoubtedly positive: Keyontae Johnson is now breathing on his own and talking, his parents said in a statement Tuesday. He even FaceTimed with his fellow Gators, CNN reports. He was upgraded from critical but stable to stable condition. It is not clear why Johnson, who may have had the coronavirus over the summer, per ESPN, collapsed; he was initially placed in a medically induced coma after the incident. "We feel so much love and support from everyone, and we're beyond grateful for the care and attention that Keyontae has received throughout these past several days," his parents' statement says. (Read more University of Florida stories.)

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