The University of Central Florida football team received some bad news on Wednesday afternoon.
Presumptive starting quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. suffered a broken ankle, the team announced.
According to a statement released by the school, Mack suffered the injury in a non-football related incident. He’ll be out at least through training camp and likely into the 2019 college football season.
“Quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. suffered a broken ankle from non-football related activity this week and there is no specific timetable for his return. He will not be available for training camp,” head coach Josh Heupel announced.
“We hope Darriel has a speedy recovery, but we are excited about the talent we have in the quarterback room to start the season.”
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) July 10, 2019
Mack started three games for the Knights after McKenzie Milton suffered a devastating knee injury. He led the team to a 2-1 record – with his only loss coming to LSU in the Fiesta Bowl.
Mack racked up 619 yards through the air and 337 yards on the ground. He also scored nine total touchdowns for the Knights.
Former Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush is now the most-experienced quarterback on the roster. He’s the front-runner to win the starting job with Mack on the shelf.