On Saturday night, the Florida Gators took down the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington in what turned into a battle of backup quarterbacks.
Gators starting quarterback Feleipe Franks suffered what looked to be a lower leg injury in the third quarter. With Florida trailing 21-10, Franks attempted to escape the pocket during the Gators’ game against Kentucky on Saturday night.
Unfortunately for Franks and the Florida faithful, he was hit by several Kentucky defenders while another defender hit him from the back.
His right leg was pinned between the Wildcats defenders as a player fell on his leg.
After the game, head coach Dan Mullen confirmed Franks suffered a dislocated ankle. As a result of the injury, he’s expected to miss the remainder of the season.
#Gators Dan Mullen said Feleipe Franks likely out for the year with dislocated ankle.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) September 15, 2019
Losing Franks is a huge blow, but the Gators responded in a big way.
After Franks left the game, backup quarterback Kyle Trask rallied the Gators to 19 straight points and a 29-21 win. The Gators flipped a switch when Trask came into the game, but they’ll need to keep that momentum if they want to win the SEC East.
With the win, Florida moves to 3-0 on the season before hosting Tennessee next weekend.
Stay tuned for the latest.