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Florida defers upcoming 3 men’s basketball games, as Keyontae Johnson proceeds with recuperation

Florida has delayed its next three men’s b-ball games as Keyontae Johnson stays at University of Florida Health for tests and assessment.

The Gators, who recently dropped their game on Wednesday against North Florida, have delayed games against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Florida A&M on Sunday and James Madison on Tuesday.

“This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae’s family, friends and teammates,” Florida athletic chief Scott Stricklin said in an articulation.

“Our hope is that everyone impacted will take an opportunity to process these emotions and regroup ahead of the start of the new year.”

Florida’s next planned game is currently its SEC opener at Vanderbilt on Dec. 30.

Stricklin additionally gave another positive update on Johnson, who was moved up to stable condition Tuesday and had started breathing all alone and addressing his family and specialists.

“Keyontae Johnson continues to show truly encouraging signs of progress as he undergoes tests and further evaluation at UF Health,” Stricklin said.

“He and his family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and well-wishes.”

Johnson fell in the main portion of Florida’s down against Florida State on Saturday, falling face-first while heading back onto the court after a first-half break.

He was given crisis clinical consideration and removed the court on a cot prior to being hurried to Tallahassee Memorial.

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