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Keyontae Johnson's parents say he's being released from hospital

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 14:07:36-05

(WTXL) — Keyontae Johnson is being released from the hospital, according to an update from his family.

The University of Florida's basketball team shared the update on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

"We continue to be amazed at the pace of his recovery and look forward to spending Christmas together as a family," the statement read.

The family also addressed questions about the cause of Johnson's collapse.

"Along with so many well wishes and prayers, we’ve understandably gotten questions about the cause and extent of Keyontae’s illness," the statement read. "As much as everyone involved wants firm answers, the process to draw definitive conclusions continues, and we ask for patience as the medical professionals continue their work."

His parents say they're "beyond grateful" for the support the public has shown for Keyontae since he collapsed during Florida State's home game against UF on Dec. 12.

"We are committed to sharing not only updates on Keyontae but also any information we think could help others," the statement read. "When we have that, we will share it. Until then, we continue to be grateful for the care and support Keyontae is receiving."

Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer and it's unclear if his collapse was related to that, according to the Associated Press.