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UCF QB McKenzie Milton's Family Releases Statement About His Injury Status

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UCF superstar quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a gruesome leg injury during last night's win over South Florida.

It was a brutal way for the season to end for Milton, one of the best players in the country who has led his team to two-straight undefeated records, to this point at least.

He had surgery last night on what has been reported as a dislocated knee. The injury runs the risk of cutting off circulation, which is obviously a major issue.

We now have a relatively positive update from McKenzie Milton's family on his recovery.

They put out a statement moments ago, saying that he underwent successful surgery in Tampa.

It is overwhelmingly likely that Milton's season is over. It does sound like he'll be able to be with the team when it plays for the AAC Championship next week.

From the Milton family, via The Athletic's Chris Vannini:

Darriel Mack Jr. came on in relief of Milton yesterday, and his passing numbers weren't great. He completed just 5-of-14 passes for 81 yards.

As a team, UCF was unstoppable on the ground though. Led by sophomore Greg McRae's 181 yards and three touchdowns, the Knights pounded away for 391 yards and four scores on 58 carries.

UCF won the heated AAC rivalry 38-10 to move to 11-0.