The Wave

UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

Back to Article
Back to Article

UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

Orlando Sentinel/Stephen M. Dowell

Orlando Sentinel/Stephen M. Dowell

Orlando Sentinel/Stephen M. Dowell

Shaelyn Drost, Managing Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






University of Central Florida star quarterback Mckenzie Milton was brutally injured during the American championship, and his team’s response has drawn the nation’s attention.

After an unprecedented winning streak this season, UCF rose to the top eighth NCAA team position in the league, never occurring before in the university’s athletic history.

After leading his team through these 24 straight victories this season, Milton endured a helmet to the knee collision which bent his knee at an awkward angle, resulting in his rush to the Tampa General Hospital for emergency surgery to repair blood flow.

Through his career-threatening injury, his teammates, fellow UCF students, and alumni have rallied in support of Milton and his family. In reference to Milton’s Hawaiin heritage, the theme of “Ohana”, meaning family as well as a reference to Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, has been trending on all social media platforms. Global Enterprises President and UCF alumnus Sanjay Sam Srinivasan donated 40,000 Hawaiin leis to the spectators of the American Athletic Conference last weekend.

“I believed about giving back, giving back to the school that I love,” Srinivasan stated. “But more importantly, as a gesture, I wanted to get really involved and support UCF Athletics, and if I could do this, hopefully, I will inspire others to do this.”

The nerve in his knee is injured and the knee itself requires reconstructive surgery.
Still, the family says Milton is upbeat, and while he was unable to be on the field, he used FaceTime to help his team prepare for the AAC against Memphis.

He will undergo reconstructive surgery to repair his knee at a later date. University students and alumni remain confident that Milton will recover, continuing to blast social media with messages of #10hana.

UCF will play their last game of the season without Milton in the Fiesta Bowl against LSU.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Shaelyn Drost, Managing Editor





Shaelyn Drost is the resident energetic, caffeine addicted, and overall dedicated team player of the Wellington Wave. She is the Managing Editor...

Navigate Left
  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    News

    WHS Dance Marathon: Another Year of Success

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    News

    Wellington Basketball Wins Regionals Against Cypress Bay

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Press Releases

    WHS Varsity Basketball in Final Four

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Arts & Entertainment

    Opinion: Jussie Smollett’s False Attack

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Student Life

    Last Minute Tips to Help You Ace the SAT

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    News

    Actor Luke Perry Dies at 52

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    News

    Thousands of Migrant Children Sexually Abused Under U.S. Custody

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Arts & Entertainment

    Captain Marvel Movie Review

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Arts & Entertainment

    Artigras Festival 2019

  • UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury

    Student Life

    February 2019-Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Weiss

Navigate Right
Wellington High School's Online News Publication - featuring news, sports, arts and entertainment, opinion, student life, video features, and more!
UCF Fans Show Support for Milton After Injury