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UCF QB McKenzie Milton Issued A New Injury Update

ucf star quarterback mckenzie milton looks onto the field

TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to the replay board during the second quarter against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

UCF fans have been waiting with baited breath to get a prognosis on star quarterback McKenzie Milton - regardless of whether he plays again or not. Fortunately, Milton just got an injury update that bodes extremely well for his career.

Speaking to ESPN this past weekend via 247Sports, Milton explained that his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery has gone incredible well. He revealed that he is "further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict."

“I’m a lot further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict, and that’s by the grace of God and a lot of prayers and a lot of support by close friends and people I don’t even know... With my nerve damage, I’m basically back to 100 percent. I have full feeling in my foot. You know that’s very rare.

"Sometimes it never comes back for some people, and the artery, the blood is flowing great. So, now it's just about getting range of motion and building strength back up.”

Milton dislocated his knee last season against USF, and had to be taken to the hospital with extensive artery and nerve damage. There were legitimate fears that he may lose the lower leg altogether or at worst be unable to walk again.

Now, Milton is eyeing a full recovery and even a return to the football field in 2020.

Over the past two seasons, Milton quarterbacked arguably the best team in the Group of Five. In that span he has led the UCF Knights to a 25-1 record that includes two AAC titles and a now-legendary win over Auburn in the 2018 Peach Bowl.

We wish Milton the best of luck as he continues his recovery and hope to see him take the field again next year!