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McKenzie Milton, UCF Knights QB, is suffering from bone injury

November 24, 2018 Sports 0 Views TAMPA, Fla. – UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton seriously injured his right leg on a…

TAMPA, Fla. – UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton seriously injured his right leg on a distortion in the second quarter on Friday’s 38-10 victory over the USF, a devastating battle against a team that has now won 24 straight games.

The damage occurred when Milton hid the ball and ran and a lot of American defenders met him. He hit the knee, and his leg turned and bent at an awkward angle. Milton stopped, and the Raymond James Stadium crowd looked into stunned silence when a carriage was taken out for him immediately.

The entire UCF bench emptied and kneaded next to Milton as emergency workers worked on him. The USF team went on the field next to him also in a show of support.

Milton had all his legs immobilized before he sat on the trolley and entered the locker room, with teammates who came up to him to pat on his arm or shoulder pads. Coach Josh Heupel had no update on his condition after the match.

“It breaks your heart for a child who has worked so hard to go out and compete, love his brothers and play for them,” says Heupel.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who grew up with Milton in Hawaii, tweeted his thoughts to his friend.

“Praying to my brother … chess back 10” read the tweet.

Milton is the undisputed leader of a UCF team trying to finish his second straight unanswered regular season. Milton entered the USF game of 2,577 meters and 24 touchdowns of nine starts this season while rushing for 291 yards and nine touchdowns.

Milton threw a touchdown passport in the first quarter to give UCF an early lead. Since the beginning of last season, Milton has been responsible for 79 total touchdowns, most among FBS players in that period.

Darriel Mack replaced Milton on quarterback. Mack started a game this season against East Carolina.

The knights moved to number 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday. It is the highest place of a group of 5 members in CFP’s history.

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