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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:11 PM

Florida basketball player, Keyontae Johnson, is in a medically induced coma

Florida men's basketball player Keyontae Johnson is in a medically induced coma after collapsing during a game over the weekend, his grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, told USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

DeJarnett said in a phone interview that his grandson was transported to Gainesville, Florida on Monday after receiving his initial treatment in Tallahassee, where he collapsed early in Saturday's game between the Gators and Florida State.

DeJarnett said doctors hoped to bring Johnson out of the coma Monday afternoon.

"They’re just not sure," DeJarnett told USA TODAY Sports. "He may have had activity in the brain, so they induced the coma. They put him on medication to keep him sedated."



https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/sec/2020/12/14/florida-keyontae-johnson-medically-induced-coma-collapse/6545308002/


Here's the post with video the day he collapsed. https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214701462

His grandfather said he wasn't sure if Keyontae had ever had COVID. Members of his team were quarantined and that's all he knows.



Does anybody know what this means "he may have had activity in the brain, so they induced the coma"?
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octoberlib Dec 14 OP
58Sunliner Dec 14 #1
sfstaxprep Dec 14 #2
58Sunliner Dec 14 #4
rurallib Dec 14 #3
octoberlib Dec 14 #5
rurallib Dec 14 #6
octoberlib Dec 14 #8
scipan Dec 14 #7
octoberlib Dec 14 #9
MustLoveBeagles Dec 14 #10
Blue_true Dec 14 #11
octoberlib Dec 15 #12

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:16 PM

1. So sad that they insist people play instead of staying home.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:21 PM

2. Money Is More Important Than Lives

The show must go on. If someone gets sick, or dies, then they'll simply apologize, and say how much they did to protect the players and staff, and they can't understand how it happened.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:23 PM

4. Yep-disposable athletes. Sick.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:22 PM

3. Happened to be watching when this happened.

Johnson had just scored and FSU called a time out. As they were getting ready to resume lay, Johnson collapsed.
Sure hope he is ok, but that sure was scary.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. The video was posted on here the day it happened. That's where I became aware of it. So sad.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:26 PM

6. My first thought was covid, but aren't athletes tested constantly?

Therefore I kind of thought it must be something else.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:34 PM

8. According to a USA Today reporter other outlets confirmed that he had COVID during the summer.

Just saw that on Twitter . Could be myocarditis or something genetic. He's so young.
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 05:30 PM

7. Marfan's syndrome?

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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:40 PM

9. Update: Keyontae is awake and following simple commands

University of Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson remains in critical but stable condition and is "following simple commands," according to a statement Monday from the school.

Johnson was successfully transported to UF Health in Gainesville, Florida, after spending the past two days at Tallahassee Memorial and is undergoing further tests, according to the school.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/30520718/florida-keyontae-johnson-medically-induced-coma-grandfather-says
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Response to octoberlib (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:45 PM

10. That's good news

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:46 PM

11. Did they describe the exactness of him following commands?

I remember the Terri Schiavo case from 2005. One of the big points of contention was whether or not she was responding to people. Some experts said yes, some said no.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 02:12 AM

12. Nope. Following simple commands was it.

I’m extremely curious as to what caused it.
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