Keyontae Johnson is in a medically induced coma after collapsing during a game over the weekend, his grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, informed USA Today Sports on Monday.
The Florida Gators basketball player was taken off the court on a stretcher Saturday after he suddenly collapsed to the floor following a timeout. He was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.
Via the report:
“DeJarnett said in a phone interview that his grandson was transported to Gainesville, Florida on Monday after receiving his initial treatment in Tallahassee, where he collapsed early in Saturday’s game between the Gators and Florida State.
DeJarnett said doctors hoped to bring Johnson out of the coma Monday afternoon.
“They’re just not sure,” DeJarnett told USA TODAY Sports. “He may have had activity in the brain, so they induced the coma. They put him on medication to keep him sedated.”
It still remains unknown if his condition has anything to do with him testing positive for COVID before the season began.
“I know that there was some of the times when some of the team was quarantined, yes. I don’t know if he was one of them or not,” DeJarnett said.
Johnson is averaging 19.7 points per game this season and is considered an NBA prospect.