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Florida’s Keyontae Johnson has medical emergency; now in stable condition

The star forward for the Gators collapsed on the court as Florida battled Florida State.

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Florida forward and preseason SEC Player of the Year Keyontae Johnson had a medical emergency Saturday in the Gators’ loss to Florida State.

Johnson was able to get four minutes into the game against the Gators’ rival before he collapsed on the court and was taken to the hospital.

According to Ross Dellenger, who was told by University of Florida officials, Johnson is in critical but stable condition. For now, that’s all that is out.

Johnson is one of the SEC’s best players. The 6-5 junior forward is currently notching 19.7 points per game on 64% shooting.

Johnson has, so far this season, significantly increased his three-point shooting as well, hitting 50 percent of his shots from behind the arc. He’s that important of a player for the Gators, one of the teams that has potential to win the SEC.

He has started all four games for Florida, who lost their first game to the Seminoles after Johnson’s emotional exit. The Gators still have two meetings left with the Kentucky Wildcats, the first of which is still almost a month away.

Obviously, we wish Johnson well and hope that this isn’t anything serious for one of the best players in the conference.