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UCF QB McKenzie Milton's Family Releases New Injury Update

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)

Over the weekend, one of the best quarterbacks in college football suffered a horrific knee injury when he attempted to run the ball downfield. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton planted his knee to make a cut when a South Florida defender ran directly into the planted leg.

Milton's knee suffered extensive damage and looked to be out of place. After suffering the injury, Milton was carted off the field and taken to the hospital.

In the days following the incident, Milton underwent surgery to restore blood flow to the lower leg. Milton's family announced on Tuesday afternoon that surge was successful and Milton's blood flow has been restored.

The family also announced Milton will undergo reconstructive surgery at a later date.

Here's the message from the family.

A date for the reconstructive surgery has not been set.

UCF takes on Memphis on Saturday afternoon in the American Athletic Conference title game. Freshman quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. gets the start for the injured Milton.