The No. 9 Florida Gators starting quarterback, Feleipe Franks, was carted off the field in Lexington Saturday night. It was late in the 3rd quarter against the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Gators were trailing the Cats 21-10 at the time and Florida elected to go for it on 4th and 1 from the UK 38 yard line. Franks dropped back to pass and with no where to go, went left. Officially he was tackled by Calvin Taylor but it was a scrum that saw the passer cracked back.
As players dispersed around him, Franks stayed on the field in obvious pain and staying still.
Wide receivers Van Jefferson, Tyrie Cleveland and Freddie Swain immediately came back out and kneeled around their quarterbacks head, seeming to be praying. Meanwhile trainers put an air cast on his right leg. Typically a cast of that sort being put on right away indicates a serious injury.
A cart was then brought out and trainers had to lift the crying Franks on to leave the field. Before the cart left, the entire Gators team came over from the sideline to wish Franks well.
Franks has been 12-3 as a starter since Dan Mullen's arrival. So far in 2019, he'd completed 77.8% of his passes and accounted for four touchdowns. Through 2.5 quarters in Lexington, he'd gone 12-17 for 174 yards and a touchdown.
Kyle Trask came in to finish the game in Franks' absence.