It appears Dan Mullen‘s decision on a quarterback may have been made for him.
Kyle Trask replaced a struggling Feleipe Franks in last Saturday’s loss to Missouri, with the backup providing enough of a spark to a limp offense that fans were calling for a change at the quarterback position. Early on in the week, Mullen acknowledged he was considering as much.
Wednesday, however, 247Sports.com reported that Trask “suffered a non-contact injury to a lower-body extremity in… practice and was carted off the field.” The extent of the injury is not yet known, although the fact that it was non-contact doesn’t bode well for Trask’s immediate future.
In that vein, one report indicates that Trask will be lost for the remainder of the season.
If that is the case, the Gators will remain with Franks as their starter when they take the field for the game against South Carolina Saturday.
Trask suffered a pair of injuries last year, the first a torn meniscus in spring practice that required surgery and then a foot issue in practice leading up to the opener that required another surgical procedure. That latter issue cost him his entire redshirt freshman season.
Franks is seventh in the SEC and 65th nationally in passing efficiency at 133.2 this season.