HAWAII GROWN: Update on McKenzie Milton

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton ran for a 12-yard touchdown against Florida Atlantic earlier this season. Photo courtesy Associated Press.

UCF junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered a serious knee injury in Friday’s win over South Florida, is in the hospital and still recovering.

His family released an update Tuesday on his status.

“On behalf of our son, McKenzie Milton, and our family, we want to thank the doctors and nurses at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida and UCF medical stuff and athletic trainers for their teamwork and prompt attention to McKenzie’s injuries.

His blood flow has been restored to his right leg and his nerve is injured but intact. He is recovering and healing and is receiving the best medical care. At a later time, he will have reconstructive surgery to repair his knee. That date has not been determined at this time.

McKenzie and our entire family are so touched and grateful for the prayers, support, and well wishes. McKenzie is in good spirits and has a very positive attitude. He looks forward to cheering on his teammates in their quest for another conference championships this Saturday.

At this time, McKenzie would like to maintain his privacy to get the proper rest, medical care, and healing before he grants any interviews. We appreciate everyone’s understanding of this request.

Knight Nation is part of our Ohana and we feel very blessed as a family.”

The Knights will attempt to win their second straight conference title in the American Athletic Conference championship against Memphis on Saturday.


  1. Simple Simon November 29, 2018 7:07 am

    Dirty play on the defensive side. Disgusting! Hope McKenzie recovers and comes back even stronger and better than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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