UCF’s Josh Heupel on McKenzie Milton: He will play again on the same level

first_imgMcKenzie Milton’s gruesome leg injury at the end of the 2018 season was one of the worst college football has seen in recent history, which left his football future up in the air.More than half a year removed from the emergency surgery the starting quarterback endured, UCF coach Josh Heupel said that not only does he think Milton will return to football, but he will return to his previous form. He was rushed off the field and to the hospital, where a CAT scan revealed he had a torn popliteal artery. Milton underwent surgery immediately.With Milton out this season as he recovers, Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush likely will get the nod to start, especially with Milton’s backup, Darriel Mack Jr., being out indefinitely after he broke his ankle last week.It’s been a rough turn of events for UCF, which had a perfect season in 2017 and was undefeated in the regular season before it lost the Fiesta Bowl to LSU in the postseason. Despite the turn of events, the Golden Knights believe they can continue being college football’s dark horse and compete at an elite level. Big 12 says ‘Horns Down’ symbol only OK in certain situations “There’s still things that he’s got to get back to make it all the way back,” Heupel told Yahoo Sports. “I really do believe he’s going to play again and play at the same level, if not better, than he already was.”It was during Central Florida’s regular season finale against South Florida when a USF player hit the quarterback in the leg with his helmet. Milton crumpled with his leg dangling awkwardly at an unnatural angle. Related News “We’re going to build a monster in Orlando at UCF, and we’re going to be a major player in college football,” UCF athletic director Danny White said. “Whatever college football looks like.”Milton addressed his recovery in April and said it’s been hard to go from completely mobile to being able to walk just a few steps at a time. However, he said he felt he was going to take the field again, too.”As for playing again, it’s going to take divine intervention, which has already taken place, considering the best-case scenarios,” Milton wrote for ESPN. “I tore only two of the four ligaments that usually get torn when you dislocate your knee. My blood’s flowing great. The nerve’s coming back, so that’s already happening. But what it’s going to take from me is busting my butt, listening to our medical staff. It’s going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s worth it.”last_img read more

England team triumph for teenagers

first_img Essex teenagers Dulcie Sverdloff and Sophie Madden won the international team event for England at the Irish U18 open stroke play championship. They were two shots clear of Ireland A in the team competition, which was played over the first two rounds of the 54-hole championship at Roganstown. Their achievement was all the more notable because they played in a team of two which meant both their scores counted in each round. Their main rivals were in teams of three and were able to discard one score each round. Both Dulcie and Sophie went on to be among four players tied for second place in the individual event, two shots behind Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey. Dulcie claimed the silver pendant awarded to the runner-up on countback. Dulcie, 18, from Garon Park, is the English schools’ champion and the 2012 winner of the British Colleges Sport national title. Sophie, 16, from West Essex, is the English U15 champion and was runner-up at the Scottish U16 championship earlier this month. She trains with England Golf’s Select East squad. Both girls were in the winning Essex team at 2012 County Finals. Caption: Mary McKenna, president of the Irish Ladies Golf Union, presents the team trophy to England’s Sophie Madden (centre) and Dulcie Sverdloff. (Image courtesy Irish Ladies Golf Union). Leading final scores Par 71, SSS 73, CSS 73 220 Olivia Mehaffey (IRE) 72 77 71 222 Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) 75 73 74; Marthe Wold (NOR) 75 71 76; Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 74 74; Marina Hedlund (SWE) 72 76 74 227 Mary Doyle (IRE) 77 74 76 International Team Event 296 ENGLAND Sophie Madden 74 74, Dulcie Sverdloff 75 73 298 IRELAND A Ariana Coyle Diez 75 [78], Mary Doyle [77] 74, Olivia Mehaffey 72 77 300 SWEDEN A Marina Hedlund 72 76, Sarah Nilsson [86] 76, Desiree Anderson 76 [84] Full details: www.ilgu.ie 22 Apr 2013 England team triumph for teenagers last_img read more