- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 13, 2020

Florida forward Keyontae Johnson remained in critical but stable condition Sunday morning after the Gators’ star collapsed during his team’s matchup against Florida State on Saturday.

Johnson is still at Tallahassee Memorial hospital, the school announced Sunday. Johnson’s parents, coach Mike White and associate athletic director for sports health Dave Werner are all with Johnson at the hospital.

“Keyontae received terrific care on site by the FSU staff and at Tallahassee Memorial, which has worked in consultation with UF health,” athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a statement. “We’re glad his parents can be by his side, and they all feel the support of Gator Nation.”

Johnson has averaged 16 points during his team’s first four games this season. The junior posted 14 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season, and many NBA Draft sites consider Johnson a first-round talent.

As the teams broke a huddle Saturday, Johnson fell to the floor. He received care on the court before being taken into the locker room. From there, he was taken to Tallahassee Memorial. Players from both teams were in tears during the incident, and the game took a short break before resuming. The Gators went on to lose to the Seminoles, 83-71.

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