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UPDATE: Florida’s Keyontae Johnson remains critical but stable condition following collapse

Johnson was taken to a hospital for treatment

Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11), shown during an exhibition game against Lynn, starred in a game Thursday against Saint Joseph's. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11), shown during an exhibition game against Lynn, starred in a game Thursday against Saint Joseph's. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey) (2019 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

***UPDATE***

Keyontae Johnson remains in critical but stable condition at a Tallahassee hospital, officials said.

“We appreciate all the medical personnel who have helped Keyontae,” Scott Stricklin said. “Keyontae received terrific care on site by the FSU staff and at Tallahassee Memorial, which has worked in consultation with UF Health. We’re glad his parents can be by his side, and they all feel the support of Gator Nation.”

Florida’s head coach Mike White and Associate Athletics Director for Sports Health Dave Werner stayed in Tallahassee with Johnson.

***ORIGINAL STORY***

Florida State extended its dominance against rival Florida with an 83-71 victory Saturday that came after the Gators’ best player collapsed on the court and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Keyontae Johnson collapsed just a few minutes into the game following a timeout.

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Johnson was given emergency medical attention on the court and then taken to the locker room.

Reports say that Johnson was celebrating with teammates before collapsing.

Officials decided to continue the game after Johnson was placed onto a stretcher and taken off the court.

“Keyontae Johnson is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, and we’ll share an update when we can,” Florida men’s basketball said in a statement.

A Florida spokesman said Johnson is in critical but stable condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

This is a developing story, stay with News 6 for updates


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