Over the past two seasons, Milton quarterbacked arguably the best team in the Group of Five. In that span he has led the UCF Knights to a 25-1 record that includes two AAC titles and a now-legendary win over Auburn in the 2018 Peach Bowl.We wish Milton the best of luck as he continues his recovery and hope to see him take the field again next year! TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 23: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to the replay board during the second quarter against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)UCF fans have been waiting with baited breath to get a prognosis on star quarterback McKenzie Milton – regardless of whether he plays again or not. Fortunately, Milton just got an injury update that bodes extremely well for his career.Speaking to ESPN this past weekend via 247Sports, Milton explained that his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery has gone incredible well. He revealed that he is “further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict.”“I’m a lot further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict, and that’s by the grace of God and a lot of prayers and a lot of support by close friends and people I don’t even know… With my nerve damage, I’m basically back to 100 percent. I have full feeling in my foot. You know that’s very rare.“Sometimes it never comes back for some people, and the artery, the blood is flowing great. So, now it’s just about getting range of motion and building strength back up.”Milton dislocated his knee last season against USF, and had to be taken to the hospital with extensive artery and nerve damage. There were legitimate fears that he may lose the lower leg altogether or at worst be unable to walk again.Now, Milton is eyeing a full recovery and even a return to the football field in 2020.
Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterAfter being pushed out of the NCAA’s top 20 for the first time this season following Saturday’s 12-7 loss to No. 5 Denver, the now-unranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team must clash with No. 4 Notre Dame and prove it has what it takes to make it back.The Buckeyes have lost two games in the past two weeks and are 5-3 on a season that began with a three-game win-streak. The imposing Fighting Irish are 4-2 with wins against Denver and No. 10 Virginia, but they are also coming off Wednesday’s 13-12 loss to Michigan. Notre Dame’s impressive offense boasts sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile and junior attack Ryder Garnsey who scored three and five goals, respectively, in the team’s close game against the Wolverines. Costabile’s hat-trick was his third of the season, while Garnsey added one more to his six career hat-tricks. Notre Dame senior defenseman John Sexton and senior attack Mikey Wynne were named the ACC’s Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, and are forces Ohio State will have to contend with in its upcoming tilt with Notre Dame.The Buckeyes will need to rely on big performances from their key players to keep up with a solid Irish team. Ohio State freshman attack J.T. Bugliosi scored two goals against the Pioneers Saturday, while five other Buckeyes recorded goals. Sophomore attack Tre Leclaire had two assists in the game, tying his season high. Offensive and defensive efforts alike will need to work in tandem to keep the Irish at bay. The Buckeyes expect to play under sunny skies on Sunday when they welcome the Fighting Irish for a noon faceoff at Ohio Stadium.