Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, one of the few bright spots in a loss Saturday to Missouri and perhaps in line to make his first career start this week against South Carolina, suffered a season-ending foot injury in practice Wednesday, his father says.
According a message Michael Trask posted on his Facebook page (via the Orlando Sentinel), Kyle Trask broke his foot and will require minor surgery:
“Gator Nation, I am sad to say that Kyle was injured today in practice while doing a trick play where he hands off to the RB and then goes out for a pass. The throw to Kyle was low and when he planted his foot to catch the pass he felt a pop.
“Unfortunately, he fractured his foot and will be out for the season. Just a freak injury. The good news is that it will be minor surgery and he will be 100% for spring ball in 2019. Thank you for all the well wishes and support for Kyle, we appreciate you very much! Continue to pray for Kyle’s recovery.”
Trask was carted off the practice field after sustaining the injury, 247Sports.com reported.
Feleipe Franks has started every game for Florida (6-3, 4-3 in the SEC), but Trask replaced Franks against Missouri, leading the Gators to a touchdown in his first drive. Trask finished 10-for-18 passing for 126 yards with a 7-yard TD pass to Josh Hammond in a 38-17 loss.
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In consecutive losses to Georgia and Mizzou, Franks had only 189 yards passing. Coach Dan Mullen this week had reopened the competition for the starting job, but now without Trask unavailable Franks is assured of starting for the 10th time this season.
Trask also had foot surgery before last season, forcing him to use his redshirt season. He has appeared in three games in 2018. He could apply to the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver, allowing him a sixth season of eligibility.
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