Florida coach Dan Mullen was considering making Kyle Trask his starting quarterback this week, but that choice apparently has been taken away from him, because Trask’s father said on Facebook that his son is out for the season.
Trask reportedly suffered a non-contact injury to his lower leg, and his father posted on Facebook that his son suffered a fractured foot during practice on Wednesday.
Here is Mike Trask’s Facebook post:
“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 replaced Feleipe Franks in last Saturday’s loss to Missouri, and Trask provided some spark to the offense. Early in the week, Mullen acknowledged he was considering making Trask the starter.
Now it appears Franks will remain the starter for this weekend’s game against South Carolina, which is tied with Florida for third place in the SEC East.
The Gators (6-3) are No. 15 in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.
Franks has completed 55.6 percent of his passes this season, with 15 touchdown passes and six interceptions, while Trask completed 63.6 percent of his passes with one TD pass and no interceptions in limited playing time.
Franks completed 9 of 22 passes against Missouri before Trask went 10 of 18.