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Sunday / October 24.
  • Florida’s Keyontae Johnson posts video update thanking fans, medical staff

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    University of Florida sophomore forward Keyontae Johnson made his first public statement Friday since collapsing on the court in Tallahassee last Saturday, as he thanked fans and medical staff for their support.

    “Hey everybody, first and foremost I’d like to thank God,” Johnson said.. “I know y’all have been sending y’all prayers the last few weeks, and me and my parents are very grateful for the prayers that have been going out.

    “To all doctors and medical staff at Tallahassee Memorial and UF Health, I just want to say thank you for all the support you’ve given me, especially the lady that was in the gym at Florida State. To my Gator Nation and UF Athletic family, I just want to thank you for all the prayers that y’all gave out to me. Go Gators.”

    Johnson concluded the video with a classic gator chomp.

    Johnson’s update comes just one day after Florida canceled the remainder of its non-conference schedule Thursday.

    The team announced Monday that Johnson was in stable condition, breathing on his own, speaking with doctors and FaceTiming with teammates.

    Johnson remains hospitalized and continues to undergo tests and further evaluation at UF Health.

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