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Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks carted off after suffering leg injury at Kentucky

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University of Florida starting quarterback Feleipe Franks suffered a right leg injury during the third quarter of the Gators’ game at Kentucky and was carted off the field on Saturday.

Franks was 12-of-17 for 174 yards with a touchdown throw and an interception before exiting the game with 3:21 left in the third quarter. Franks was injured after appearing to collide with a teammate and a UK defender on a fourth-down rushing attempt. Florida did not convert and UK, which led 21-10 at the time, took over on offense.

Florida went on to win the game, 29-21, but Gators Coach Dan Mullen said afterward that Franks was likely to miss the rest of the season with the injury.

“They feel pretty certain there was a break or dislocation, so he will be out for the year,” Mullen said. “That will be a huge loss for us.”

Before Franks was carted off the field, the entire Florida team came off the sideline to console him. The crowd around Franks also included a few Kentucky players that had left the huddle to check on the Florida quarterback.

Kyle Trask, a redshirt junior, replaced Franks and went 9-for-13 for 126 yards to help lead the Gators to the comeback victory.

Kentucky lost its starting quarterback, Terry Wilson, to a season-ending knee injury last weekend late in the third quarter of Kentucky’s 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan.

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