Florida Gators Star Keyontae Johnson is Speaking, Breathing on His Own, and in ‘Stable Condition’ After Collapsing on Court

An update from Nika and Marrecus Johnson, the parents of Florida Gators basketball star Keyontae Johnson, has sent “a jolt of optimism” through fans of the basketball team.

Keyontae Johnson is listed as in “stable condition” as of Tuesday night and is reportedly breathing on his own and talking, according to a statement posted online.

The team added that Keyontae was able to FaceTime with his teammates.

Johnson collapsed on the court during a game timeout on Saturday and was carried out on a stretcher.

On Monday, the team’s news site reported that he was in critical but stable condition and was “following simple commands.”

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SOURCE: NBC News, Tim Fitzsimons