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UCF QB McKenzie Milton on Recovering from Injury: ‘God Is Definitely at Work’

By Michael Morris | January 10, 2019 | 10:27am EST
UCF QB McKenzie Milton doing a leg press, "[t]hanking God for the miracles" he sees "everyday" in his life and acknowledging that "God is at work" in the process of his recovery. (Screenshot)

UCF Knights junior quarterback McKenzie Milton (#10) “went from almost losing” his right leg after suffering a “terrible injury” during a scramble in the second quarter of play against in-state rival USF on November 23, 2018, but Milton is now on the road to recovery, the QB saying, “God is definitely at work.”

“Thanking God for the miracles I see everyday in my life,” wrote McKenzie Milton in an Instagram post. “Went from almost losing my leg to leg pressing 40lbs in a little over a month. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. God is definitely at work..it’s gonna be a long process but it’ll be one hell of a story.”

The Instagram post includes a video of Milton with his right leg in a brace and performing a leg press.

During the 2018 season, having started and played in only 10 games in 2018 due to injury, McKenzie Milton connected on 171-of-289 passes, a 59.2-completion percentage, threw for 2,663 yards and 25 touchdowns and managed to throw only six interceptions, according to the UCF Football website. Milton became the first two-time American Athletic Conference (AAC) Offensive Player of the Year, was an AAC First Team selection, a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist, and was a Semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Davey O’Brien Award.

Video of the play that caused Milton’s “traumatic” leg injury can be seen on ESPN as the QB scrambled for a short gain in the UCF Knights’ victory over USF 38-10.

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