LEXINGTON, Ky. — Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering a leg injury in Saturday’s 29-21 comeback win over Kentucky.
He injured himself scrambling in an attempt to pick up a fourth-down conversion with No. 9 UF trailing 21-10 at Kroger Field. A defender appeared to land on part of his right leg.
The Gators surrounded Franks at the Kentucky 38 before trainers carted him off the field.
“I think, they feel pretty certain there was a break and some dislocations, so he’ll be out for the year,” coach Dan Mullen said. “Obviously a huge loss for us.”
Kyle Trask replaced Franks, although Mullen said UF will also use redshirt freshman Emory Jones in future games.
“When he went down, you could see it," Trask said. "There was something wrong with his leg, obviously. It was pretty emotional for our whole team in the moment. But at the end of the day, I’m just proud of our team’s resiliency to come back and come together and just finish until the last whistle.”
Franks was with his teammates after the game and sang the fight song with them during the celebration.