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Dan Mullen Gives Injury Update On QB Feleipe Franks

Florida head coach Dan Mullen runs onto the field.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators looks on during warm ups prior to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Michigan Wolverines at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks suffered a lower leg injury on Saturday against Kentucky. If you watched the game, it was pretty easy to tell it was a severe injury.

Nearing the end of the third quarter with his team trailing 21-10, Franks scrambled on 4th-and-1 to try and pick up a first down. He didn't make the line to gain though.

The Florida QB absorbed a hit from behind before getting hit from the front. The hit resulted in Franks' leg getting caught underneath a Kentucky defender. He was in obvious pain following the play. Even before the game was over, speculation grew surrounding the severity of the injury.

Florida coach Dan Mullen updated Franks' status during his Monday press conference.

Certainly a disappointing update for Franks and the Gators. As previously reported, the six-month recovery puts Franks out for the season. But all is not lost for Florida.

Backup quarterback Kyle Trask was instrumental in the Gators' comeback win over Kentucky. Trask completed 9-of-13 passes for 126 yards. He also added a rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 21 (extra point gave the Gators a one point lead).

Trask is a redshirt junior. He came to Florida as a low three-star prospect in the 2016 recruiting class. He's expected to make his first career start this upcoming Saturday against Tennessee.