The Florida Gators got some bad news on Wednesday, when QB Kyle Trask — who was competing for this week’s start — suffered what many feared to be a season-ending injury.
It does appear that will be the case, per a Facebook post by Trask’s father, Michael Trask, on Wednesday night.
Per the Orlando Sentinel, Trask said his son broke his foot while practicing a trick play and will have to have a 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.”
The good news is that Trask’s father expects him to be ready for spring ball, when he’ll presumably compete for the starting job once again.
For now, though, it appears Feleipe Franks will get the start again this weekend.