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Family of UCF’s Milton says QB recovering from nerve damage

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton goes down with an apparent knee injury after being tackled during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and he is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game.

Milton was carted off the field during the first half of the Knights’ victory at rival South Florida on Friday after getting injured while being tackled. He has been treated at Tampa General Hospital.

Milton’s family released a statement Tuesday thanking the doctors and nurses at the hospital and the medical and athletic training staffs at UCF and USF.

The family says the nerve in Milton’s leg was “injured but intact.” He will have reconstructive knee surgery at an undetermined date.

No. 7 UCF hosts Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday.

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