Reports: UCF QB Milton undergoes surgery

The Sports Xchange

November 24, 2018 at 11:57 am.

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton underwent surgery Friday night after suffering a devastating knee injury in a game against South Florida.

Milton’s father confirmed multiple media reports that his son underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, telling ESPN that the procedure was to repair knee damage and “other internal issues.”

The university did not release information on the status of Milton, who was hit while scrambling, causing his leg to bend in an unnatural direction. ESPN did not show any replays of the gruesome injury.

Milton’s leg was immobilized before he was carted off the field and taken to the hospital. As trainers attended to Milton, the entire UCF team came out to the field to surround the quarterback.

It is unclear how long Milton will be hospitalized or his prospects for recovery. Knights coach Josh Heupel termed the injury as “traumatic.”

Milton had completed 5 of 10 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown with one interception as UCF was leading South Florida 7-0 at the time of the injury. The Knights pulled away in the second half for a 38-10 victory.

Ninth-ranked UCF (11-0, 8-0 AAC) has won 24 consecutive games and will play in the AAC Championship Game next week. The Golden Knights have not lost a game since Arkansas beat them 31-13 in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Milton completed 166 of 279 passes (59.5 percent) for 2,577 yards and 24 touchdowns with five interceptions in his first nine games this season. He had 71 touchdown passes in his career, including 37 last season.