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Gators basketball star Keyontae Johnson released from hospital after collapsing on court

Florida forward leaves hospital 10 days after collapse during game at Florida State
Keyontae Johnson collapsed
Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 15:51:44-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson was being released from a Gainesville hospital Tuesday.

It comes 10 days after he collapsed on the court at Florida State and needed emergency medical attention.

"We continue to be amazed at the pace of his recovery and look forward to spending Christmas together as a family," Johnson's family said in a statement released by the team.

Johnson spent two nights at a Tallahassee hospital before being flown to a Gainesville hospital for further evaluation.

"Along with so many well wishes and prayers, we've understandably gotten questions about the cause and extent of Keyontae's illness," the family's statement said. "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."

The family added that it will share "any information we think could help others" regarding the cause and extent of Johnson's illness.

"When we have that, we will share it," the statement said.

Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer and it's unclear if his collapse was related to that.

The Gators, who have postponed their remaining nonconference games, are scheduled to return to the court Dec. 30 at Vanderbilt.