One of the best quarterbacks in the SEC suffered what appears to be a significant lower leg injury.
Florida star Feleipe Franks took a snap and 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.
ESPN’s Brian Griese suggested it looks like a dislocated ankle and he would likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.
Video of the play shows the injury.
Kentucky stops Florida on 4th down and Feleipe Franks is seriously injured. pic.twitter.com/OebPMUMQTA
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 15, 2019
That’s purely speculation at this point, but Florida’s trainers immediately rushed to Franks’ side.
After being surrounded by teammates, Franks was taken off the field on a cart.
It’s a huge blow to the Gators, who trailed 21-10 when Franks left the game. Frank started off the 2019 season on a high note, taking down Miami and UT Martin to start the season with a 2-0 record.
Backup quarterbacks Kyle Trask and Emory Jones have both played sparingly for the Gators this season.
Stay tuned for an official announcement from the team on Franks’ injury.