McKenzie Milton, UCF's star quarterback, suffered a horrifying leg injury during this afternoon's blowout win over USF. Here's the latest on the status of the Knights' star QB.
Milton's injury extremely gruesome and tough to look at. UCF's star quarterback was down on the field for several minutes before getting carted off of the field. He was eventually taken to the hospital.
Ryan Bass, a UCF reporter, had the latest on Milton's status.
"Here’s what I know regarding #UCF’s McKenzie Milton. Early indication was its a dislocated knee, which cut off blood circulation. They did pop his knee back in place and doctors are with him. No confirmation of surgery, but he is at the hospital," he reported earlier this evening.
Bass then reported that Milton was in surgery.
"McKenzie Milton is currently in surgery, per a source. That’s all I’m willing to report at this time."
David J. Chao, a noted sports doctor, provided some more information on what could be happening.
"This situation is similar to #ZachMiller @ChicagoBears. Undoubtedly emergency surgery to restore blood flow as permanent muscle damage occurs within hours if circulation not restored," he tweeted.
Milton has been one of the best players in college football over the past two seasons. He's helped UCF to two undefeated regular seasons.
Our thoughts are with McKenzie as he recovers from his injury. Stay tuned for more updates.