The road to recovery has been long for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton after he suffered a season-ending knee injury during the 2018 college football season. The UCF quarterback led his team to an incredible winning streak before suffering the freak injury.
After the season ESPN reported that the Knights remain hopeful that Milton will be able to play during the 2019 football season. “The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right knee injury in November against USF,” ESPN’s Mitch Sherman said.
Milton has already undergone several surgeries on his leg and now he’s headed for another. Milton’s mom posted a video to social media saying “on the way to surgery!”
On the way to surgery! pic.twitter.com/tULwWA6pPW
— TeresaMilton (@milton6teresa) January 23, 2019
Milton’s status for the 2019 season remains unknown, however, the team added a star quarterback transfer.
Former Notre Dame starter Brandon Wimbush announced his transfer to the Knights earlier this year. As a graduate transfer, Wimbush is eligible to play for UCF immediately, though we’ll have to wait and see how the quarterback competition shakes out with Milton returning from injury.
Milton has been in rehab since the injury and was spotted doing leg presses with limited weight earlier this year.