Former Longhorn Gary Johnson in medically induced coma after collision during Israel game


Former Longhorns forward Gary Johnson is in a medically induced coma following a collision during an Israel Basketball Association Game on Tuesday.

Johndre Jefferson, a former USC basketball player, was on the other end of the collision. He tweeted that, while chasing down a loose ball, he "accidentally elbowed [Johnson] in the forehead," which "cracked his skull" and put him "in critical condition."

Jefferson did tweet Wednesday morning that Johnson "is awake and talking."

Johnson sent a text to Texas trainer Eric Fry, saying, "I'm fine" Wednesday.

Johnson averaged 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds as a senior for Texas two seasons ago, when the Longhorns fell to Arizona in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 32. The Houston product scored 9.4 points per game and grabbed 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior, averaged 10.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore and scored 5.6 points per game while averaging 3.7 rebounds per game as a freshman.