UCF quarter back McKenzie Milton suffered an injury early in the second quarter of the Knights win 38-10 win over USF Friday night in Tampa. The play unfolded like any other as he rolled right toward the USF sideline on a third down, option-read, run. He was tackled with a clean hit to his knee but it caused his leg to bend at a gruesome angle, training staff quickly tended to the junior quarterback before the entire UCF team gathered around their leader after becoming acutely aware of the severity of the injury.
Milton was taken off by cart to the locker room with teammates providing their well wishes before his exit from the field. ESPN reported at halftime that Milton was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. Reports quickly started trickling in that Milton suffered a “traumatic” leg injury, UCF Football nor Tampa General Hospital has updated Milton’s status as of Saturday morning, but there are several reports indicating the quarterback had emergency surgery.
According to Orlando-based WFTVSports anchor Christian Bruey, an official at Tampa General tol him “There will be no “condition” update this morning for McKenzie Milton. That is all they could say. Looking at other national stories, this sometimes can be by the families request.”
Milton has been one of college football’s top playmakers over the course of the last two seasons, leading UCF to 11-0 season, currently on track for a New Year’s Six bowl for the second-straight season, UCF hosts Memphis next week in the American Athletic Conference title game.