UCF quarterback Milton McKenzie has surgery to stabilize knee

Milton undergoes ‘successful’ surgery for knee repair family releases statement

Milton undergoes ‘successful’ surgery for knee repair family releases statement

UCF was able to defeat South Florida 38-10, remaining unbeaten and improve their record this season to 11-0.

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton underwent surgery on his injured right knee and was recovering at Tampa General Hospital on Saturday, his family announced.

UCF has the nation's longest winning streak at 23 games and will host next week's American Athletic Conference championship game.

A UCF spokesperson told ESPN during Friday's broadcast that Milton would not return, but did not offer any further speculation on the injury.

Milton hurt his right knee when he was tackled at the end of a 5-yard run, going down with the leg bent in an unnatural direction.

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After the game, UCF head coach Josh Heupel would only describe the incident as "a traumatic injury".

'The Milton family would like to express gratitude for all your thoughts, prayers, and concerns, ' the statement said.

Players from the University of Central Florida and University of South Florida surrounded the quarterback in a show of support.

'Remember what Ohana means. As Milton was carted off the field, he gave a thumbs up to the crowd who cheered for him. Redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr. took over under center for Milton.

He is a dark horse for the Heisman Trophy as he had thrown for 2,577 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.

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