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McKenzie Milton says he has fully recovered from nerve damage

McKenzie Milton appears to be making remarkable progress in his recovery from the catastrophic knee injury that ended his 2018 season.

The UCF quarterback said he is making incredible progress in his recovery from the injury. He claimed that the nerve damage he suffered has completely healed, and the only obstacles remaining to getting him on a football field again are recovering his strength and range of motion.

“I’m a lot further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict and that’s by the grace of God and a lot of prayers and a lot of support by close friends and people I don’t even know,” Milton told ESPN College Gameday’s Maria Taylor, via Iliana Limon Romero, Matt Murschel, and Brant Parsons of the Orlando Sentinel. “With my nerve damage, I’m basically back to 100%. I have full feeling in my foot. You know that’s very rare, sometimes it never comes back for some people and the artery, the blood is flowing great.

“So now it’s just about getting range of motion and building strength back up.”

Milton dislocated his knee in November 2018 and needed immediate emergency surgery. It was later revealed that he was in legitimate danger of losing his leg, and now there’s at least a chance he’ll play football again in 2020.

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