College basketball star, Keyontae Johnson, is in critical condition after tragically collapsing on the court.
The University of Florida player collapsed on court during the middle of a game which was being shown live on TV.
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Basketball is one of the biggest sports in the US.
via: StockSnapWith over seven million viewers watching the NBA final in the USA alone.
But to make it to the NBA.You've got to start with college basketball.
And in some parts of the states.College basketball is even more popular than the NBA.
However yesterday, tragedy struck.
My prayers are going hard for #keyontaejohnson a @GatorsMBK Player!!! Hold him in your hands Lord!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Marcus Spears (@Marcus Spears)1607797649.0
Keyontae is a huge name in college basketball.
Johnson has numerous huge accolades to his name.
The number 11 hails from Virginia.
While playing for the Florida Gaters yesterday.
Just before collapsing.
He was rushed off the court on a stretcher.
Stretcher apparently coming out for the SEC's player of the year, #Gators forward Keyontae Johnson. Seems he passed… https://t.co/U7eqIEdn6O— Graham Hall (@Graham Hall)1607789783.0
Keyontae tested positive with COVID earlier this year.TMZ, it appears one of the side effects was myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle.
Keyontae is currently in a critical condition.
Scott Stricklin, the Florida athletic director, said in a statement Sunday:
We appreciate all the medical personnel who have helped Keyontae. Keyontae received terrific care on site by the FSU Staff and at Tallahassee Memorial, which has worked in consultation with UF Health.
The statement continued:
We're glad his parents can be by his side, and they all feel the support of Gator Nation.
His teammate Tre Mann tweeted:
I know you’re fighting bro ❤️ God got you 🤞🏽— Tre Mann (@Tre Mann)1607802855.0
I know you're fighting bro. God got you.
Head coach Mike White also commented:
Please keep praying for @Keyontae and his family. We all love him.— Mike White (@Mike White)1607802279.0
Please keep praying for Keyontae and his family. We all love him.