Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed through the Gators’ Dec. 12 recreation towards Florida State, has reportedly been recognized with acute myocarditis.
The Gainesville Sun, citing somebody with first-hand information of the state of affairs, reported the information Tuesday. The uncommon coronary heart illness has been present in sufferers beforehand recognized with COVID-19, although the Solar couldn’t verify the difficulty was associated to the illness. Johnson, together with a handful of different Gators gamers, examined optimistic for the coronavirus over the summer season. Florida on Nov. 22 was compelled to cancel its season-opening event due to team-wide coronavirus points.
Johnson, the SEC’s 2020-21 preseason Participant of the Yr, is anticipated to overlook a minimal of three months and presumably the complete season.
Johnson’s household on Tuesday introduced that he had been launched from the hospital and would spend Christmas together with his household earlier than returning to Florida. The assertion, issued by way of the Florida males’s basketball Twitter account, declined to touch upon any diagnoses Johnson could have acquired.
Johnson’s mother and father introduced on Dec. 15 that he began respiration on his personal and talking after reportedly being positioned right into a medically induced coma. He despatched a video message to his staff on Friday.
Florida athletes who’ve been recognized with the coronavirus should full a cardiac analysis — which contains an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and blood check — that may point out any cardiac issues earlier than being cleared to play, per SEC protocols.