GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gators quarterback Kyle Trask fractured his foot running a trick play at practice Wednesday according to his father.
Michael Trask posted this on Facebook.
“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 a struggling Feliepe Franks in last week's game vs. Missouri. Trask completed 10 of 18 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in the Gators 38-17 loss.
Gators coach Dan Mullen said in his Monday press conference that he would watch the quarterbacks in practice this week and make a decision based on who gives the team the best chance to win on Saturday against South Carolina. It now appears that decision has been made for him unless he wants to play freshman Emory Jones.
Jones has already played in two games this year and if the Gators want to redshirt him he can only play in two of the Gators four remaining games.