Keyontae Johnson ‘following simple commands’ after coma

Keyontae Johnson

Keyontae Johnson remained in critical but stable condition on Monday afternoon after collapsing during a game over the weekend, the school said in a statement.

The Gators announced that Johnson had been transported to a hospital in Gainesville, Florida after receiving his initial treatment in Tallahassee. As of Monday afternoon, he was “following simple commands and undergoing further tests,” according to the school.

Johnson’s grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, told USA TODAY Sports on Monday that his grandson was in a medically induced coma and that doctors hoped to bring him out of the coma later in the day.

“He may have had activity in the brain, so they induced the coma,” DeJarnett told USA TODAY Sports. “They put him on medication to keep him sedated.”