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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:15 AM

Florida's Keyontae Johnson diagnosed with heart inflammation that has been associated with COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida forward Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed on the court during a game Dec. 12 at Florida State, has been diagnosed with a heart inflammation that may be related to an earlier infection for COVID-19.

Following the collapse that left Johnson unresponsive, he was transferred last Monday from Tallahassee Memorial to UF Health in Gainesville, where an MRI on his heart led to a diagnosis of acute myocarditis, according to a person with first-hand knowledge. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Johnson, the SEC preseason player of the year, is expected to be out for a minimum of three months and likely will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season. His parents, Nika and Marrecus Johnson, announced Tuesday he was being released from the hospital and would spend Christmas with them as a family.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/sec/2020/12/22/floridas-keyontae-johnson-heart-acute-myocarditis-covid-19/4019276001/
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:37 AM

1. From the Mayo Clinic

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). Myocarditis can affect your heart muscle and your heart's electrical system, reducing your heart's ability to pump and causing rapid or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

A viral infection usually causes myocarditis, but it can result from a reaction to a drug or be part of a more general inflammatory condition. Signs and symptoms include chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and arrhythmias.

Severe myocarditis weakens your heart so that the rest of your body doesn't get enough blood. Clots can form in your heart, leading to a stroke or heart attack.

In many cases, myocarditis improves on its own or with treatment, leading to a complete recovery. Myocarditis treatment focuses on the cause and the symptoms, such as heart failure.

In mild cases, persons should avoid competitive sports for at least three to six months. Rest and medication to help your body fight off the infection causing myocarditis might be all you need. Although antiviral medications are available, they haven't proved effective in the treatment of most cases of myocarditis.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocarditis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352544
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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:11 AM

2. I like watching both pro and college football and basketball but it is crazy to keep playing ....

... these games. If Mr. Johnson hadn't had prompt medical treatment he might have died
right there on the court in front of millions of TV viewers.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:59 AM

3. Totally agree. It's insane. Even some of the sports broadcasters are saying they shouldn't be

playing.
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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:40 AM

6. I know it is violent and it hurts the players but I love Ohio State Football and you ...

.... wouldn't believe the pressure that was put on to have a Big Ten football season
this year. Breathless dumb fuck sports talkers and fans going on and on about what
a tragedy it would be not to have OSU's QB picked in the 1st round of the 2021 draft.


Franklin County, OH (today) Confirmed cases: 77087 Deceased: 695 .... those #s are no doubt higher.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:24 AM

4. omg, all those kids who've got this virus who don't know what's going to happen to them

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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:27 AM

5. This could be career ending

The side effects of this pandemic are just being discovered.
I really think they should shut down sports for now

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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:56 AM

7. Glad he'll be home. Hope he follows medical advice scrupulously

and makes a full recovery. Next year.

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