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After collapsing during game, Florida's Keyontae Johnson working as coach amid recovery

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 19:44:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is back with the team and working as a coach in practice, coach Mike White said Monday.

"We're really thankful to everyone, really globally, for all the prayers for Keyontae's family," said White.

White thanked the medical professionals at Tallahassee Memorial and Shands for the care Johnson received after he collapsed during the UF game at Florida State University.

White also said he could not and would not discuss any of Johnson's previous or current medical records.

While the cause of Johnson's collapse has not been disclosed, the University of Florida and SEC has conducted heart screenings on athletes who have been infected with COVID-19. The Associated Press previously reported that Johnson was among a group of UF athletes who tested positive for the virus.

Concerns over the coronavirus' effects on the heart has Kentucky coach John Calipari concerned.

"I would hope if there is something related to COVID, they’d let us all know because I have a couple kids that had it earlier," Calipari said, according to the Courier Journal. "...If it has something to do with COVID, I would say every coach in the country would like to know if it did."

White's full press conference on December 28, 2020, is available by clicking here.