UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton not solely sustained a traumatic correct knee harm in direction of South Florida, he moreover injured a nerve and had blood circulation factors due to this, his family talked about in an announcement launched Tuesday.
Milton was hurt when he took a helmet to his knee whereas scrambling, and his leg bent at an ungainly angle. He was taken to Tampa Frequent Hospital, the place he stays.
Though he stays inside the hospital, UCF Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton instructed a teammate he was able to walk over the weekend for the first time since taking a helmet to his correct knee Friday in direction of the South Florida Bulls.
On Tuesday, his family provided further component regarding the severity of the harm for the first time whereas thanking medical docs, nurses and trainers “for his or her speedy consideration” to Milton’s accidents. He underwent on the spot surgical process to revive the blood circulation points Friday night, nonetheless he can have reconstructive surgical process to revive his knee at a later date.
“His blood circulation has been restored to his correct leg and his nerve is injured nonetheless intact,” the family talked about inside the assertion. “He is recovering and therapeutic and is receiving the perfect medical care. At a later time, he can have reconstructive surgical process to revive his knee.
“… McKenzie and our full family are so touched and grateful for the prayers, assist, and correctly wants. McKenzie is in good spirits and has a extremely optimistic angle. He appears to be forward to cheering on his teammates of their quest for another conference championship this Saturday.”
No. 9 UCF (11-Zero) ought to beat Memphis inside the AAC championship sport on Saturday to clinch a spot in a New Yr’s Six bowl sport.
The Knights have devoted the remainder of their season to Milton, who was able to participate inside the quarterback meeting Tuesday morning by means of video conference from his hospital room.
The varsity launched it’s going to give out 40,000 leis to followers attending Saturday’s sport in honor of Milton, who was born in Hawaii.