McKenzie Milton injury update: UCF QB released from hospital after 3 surgeries

first_imgTributes from fans have been a constant since Milton’s injury in the Knights’ 38-10 victory and were ever-present in the hours preceding Saturday’s game in Orlando.Already feeling the #10hana🌺🤙 love this morning 💛— UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) December 1, 2018Although Milton has not been able to be with his team, ESPN reported he still has contributed to the Knights’ preparation, using FaceTime to sit in on quarterback meetings.Freshman Darriel Mack completed the Knights’ victory over South Florida and will start Saturday against Memphis, which lost 31-30 to UCF in October. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered a horrific leg injury in a game Nov. 23 at South Florida, has been released from a hospital in Tampa after three surgeries, ESPN reported Saturday.Milton, a junior with a 24-0 record as a starter, plans to watch Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship game between the Knights (11-0) and Memphis (8-4) at home with his father.  In addition to his devastating knee injury, Milton also has vascular and nerve issues in his right leg. Milton’s mother, Teresa, told ESPN her son is recovering well from the vascular issues. If his recovery continues to be positive, reconstructive knee surgery would be performed in the next 4-6 weeks. In a video posted on Twitter by ESPN’s Maria Taylor, Milton thanked fans for their support.“I just want to thank everyone that’s been sending their thoughts and prayers to me in this recovery process,” Milton said. “It means the world to me.”. @UCF_Football McKenzie Milton’s message to his fans and supporters…our thoughts and prayers are with you!! #10Ohana— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) December 1, 2018UCF is planning a number of tributes Saturday to honor Milton, including special stickers on their helmets. In the Hawaiian culture, ohana means family. Milton is from Hawaii.UCF Football Listens to Fans, Gameday Helmets Revealed & Honor McKenzie Milton— UCF Knight News | OHANA (@UCFKnightNews) December 1, 2018Additionally, in conjunction with a local business, 40,000 leis will be distributed to fans, the Orlando Sentinel reported. last_img

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