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Latest On Injury To UCF Star QB McKenzie Milton

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)

UCF star quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered one of the worst injuries of the college football season last week. Here's the latest on the status of the Knights' star QB.

Milton, who has been one of the top quarterbacks in the country over the last two seasons, had to undergo emergency surgery on his leg.

The full extent of Milton's injury hasn't been released at the request of his family, however new details on his status emerged today.

Thankfully, they're promising.

From ESPN:

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton told a teammate he was able to walk over the weekend for the first time since suffering a devastating knee injury against South Florida last Friday.

Milton remains hospitalized at Tampa General, though coach Josh Heupel and teammates have been to visit. Milton took a helmet to his right knee on a scramble during UCF's 38-10 win, and his leg bent at an awkward angle. He underwent surgery on Saturday.

Teammate Jordan Johnson, one of Milton's best friends, said in an interview Monday that he spoke with Milton over the weekend on FaceTime and that Milton had walked for the first time since his surgery.

UCF's head coach, Josh Heupel, said his quarterback has been up-lifting.

"The first thing he asked about before I even got up there was the game. He wanted to know what the final of the game was. Then you talk to him, and his next thought is turning to this ball game and his teammates. He cares deeply about what he and the team's put into this season, expects us to go out and play in a great way. His thoughts will be with us on game day certainly," he said.

Our thoughts are with McKenzie and his family as he continues to recover.