While the details are very scant, there is an update of sorts on one of the biggest Black Friday storylines in college football.
In the second quarter of UCF’s win over rival USF, McKenzie Milton went down with a horrific and gruesome injury to his right leg. Medical personnel immobilized the quarterback’s entire leg before he was taken to a local hospital for further treatment of an injury that his head coach, Josh Heupel, deemed “traumatic.”
With dire rumors flying about the player’s condition, McKenzie’s father confirmed to Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com that his son did undergo surgery Friday night to repair unspecified damage in his knee as well as well as what was described as “other internal issues.” McKenzie remains hospitalized at Tampa General Hospital, and it’s unclear how long his stay will be.
As of right now, neither the family nor the university is releasing any further details about the injury and subsequent surgery, including speculation that the issue could be career-ending.
McKenzie has received an outpouring of support from fans from all across the college football spectrum as well as from other players in the sport in the wake of the devastating injury, including Alabama quarterback and fellow Hawaiian Tua Tagovailoa.