GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators watched their second quarterback go down with an apparent leg injury this season.
New starter Kyle Trask left Saturday’s game against No. 7 Auburn midway through the second quarter after taking a hit by Tigers defensive end Marlon Anderson. Trask was clearly frustrated after the hit and walked straight to the locker room afterward.
His absence didn’t last long. Trask returned with a minute left in the half, after blue-chip redshirt freshman Emory Jones played one and a half series. Trask had a brace over his left knee when he retook the field.
Coach Dan Mullen said at halftime that Trask likely has a light MCL sprain, adding, “Hopefully, the league really tries to keep quarterbacks safe from dirty plays."
Trask got the top job earlier this season after initial starter Feleipe Franks fractured/dislocated his ankle at Kentucky. Trask rallied the team to a victory and led routs of Tennessee and Towson.
Jones was 4-of-6 passing for 28 yards in his early action. Jones was a big coup for Mullen in his first recruiting class.