Florida Gators’ Keyontae Johnson waiting for medical clearance

Keyontae Johnson

Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson, who was hospitalized after collapsing during a game in early December, on Wednesday said he will not enter the NBA draft and is waiting for medical clearance to return to the team for next season.

“I am progressing & steadily making progress daily in my health,” Johnson said in a post on Twitter. “I am patiently waiting on medical clearance.

“… I plan to keep working to prepare for the upcoming season. My story continues to be written & driven by God! Go Gators!”

Johnson was rushed to a local hospital on December 12, after falling face-first onto the court following a timeout in the first half of a game against Florida State in Tallahassee.

He was listed in critical but stable condition before being airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville days later with his mother by his side, where he slowly recovered and started to communicate with his family and friends in the days that followed.

The cause of his collapse has yet to be revealed, but his family said it was unrelated to COVID-19. Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 last summer.

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