UF backup quarterback Kyle Trask was hoping to make his first career start on Saturday when South Carolina visits the Swamp.
Trask’s season now is over.
According a message posted by his father, Michael, on his Facebook page, Trask broke his foot while running a trick play during Wednesday’s practice and will require minor surgery.
Michael Trask wrote:
“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, a redshirt sophomore, also had foot surgery prior to last season, forcing him to redshirt.
Without Trask available for the No. 15 Gators (6-3, 4-3 SEC), coach Dan Mullen is sure to start Feleipe Franks for the 10th time this season.
Mullen re-opened the competition this week after he benched Franks and replaced him with Trask during last Saturday’s 38-17 loss to Missouri.
Trask was carted off the practice field after sustaining the injury, according to 247Sports.com. Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports first reported Trask’s injury.