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Florida postpones next three games, but Keyontae Johnson showing ‘truly encouraging signs of progress’

Florida star Keyontae Johnson is “showing truly encouraging signs of progress” but the Gators will postpone their next three non-conference games, UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said Thursday.

Johnson remains hospitalized after collapsing last week in the first half of the Gators’ game against Florida State on Saturday. Florida played the remainder of the game against FSU but postponed its Wednesday night home game against North Florida. The program said Thursday that its non-conference games scheduled in the next week — against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 19, Florida A&M on Dec. 20 and James Madison on Dec. 22 — will also be postponed.

“This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae’s family, friends and teammates,” Stricklin said. “Our hope is that everyone impacted will take an opportunity to process those emotions and regroup ahead of the start of the new year.”

Florida star Keyontae Johnson is “showing truly encouraging signs of progress” but the Gators will postpone their next three non-conference games, UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said Thursday.

Johnson remains hospitalized after collapsing last week in the first half of the Gators’ game against Florida State on Saturday. Florida played the remainder of the game against FSU but postponed its Wednesday night home game against North Florida. The program said Thursday that its non-conference games scheduled in the next week — against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 19, Florida A&M on Dec. 20 and James Madison on Dec. 22 — will also be postponed.

“This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae’s family, friends and teammates,” Stricklin said. “Our hope is that everyone impacted will take an opportunity to process those emotions and regroup ahead of the start of the new year.”

Author: Kyle Boone / CBS Sports
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