UCF QB McKenzie Milton Leg Presses 40 Pounds One Month After Major Injury (VIDEO)

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This is awesome and so inspirational.

Back in November, McKenzie Milton seriously injured his right leg on a scramble in the second quarter of a game against USF. His leg twisted and bent at an awkward angle as the Raymond James Stadium crowd looked on in stunned silence as a cart was brought out immediately. Milton underwent surgery to repair his knee and other “internal issues.”

Fast forward to January and the UCF quarterback is making incredible strides as he posted a video on Instagram documenting the latest step of his remarkable recover. Milton leg pressed 40 pounds using his injured leg, demonstrating the progress he has made since that hit.

Milton has been through at least four surgeries and extensive rehabilitation as he pushes to recover.

“Thanking God for the miracles I see everyday in my life. Went from almost losing my leg to leg pressing 40lbs in a little over a month. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. God is definitely at work..it’s gonna be a long process but it’ll be one hell of a story.”

“Absolutely, there’s no doubt in my mind that McKenzie will be back on the football field playing at a really high level,” Heupel said last month during Fiesta Bowl media day.

“It was a traumatic injury. Everybody across the country saw that when it happened. He’s got a bunch of hurdles to still clear to get back on the football field, but everything that has unfolded [with the multiple surgeries he’s already had] has pretty much been best-case scenario. He’s well on his way back to rehabbing it and getting better and being in position to eventually get back on the football field.”

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