Is there a curse on the quarterbacks of the SEC East? It sure seems that way after a third starting quarterback suffered a season-ending injury over the weekend, only the third weekend of the young season.
On Monday, Dan Mullen announced Florida’s Feleipe Franks will undergo surgery to repair a fractured right ankle. Franks, who has started 23 games at QB for the Gators, suffered the injury when Kentucky’s defense rolled him up on a sack late in the third quarter of this past Saturday’s game in Lexington. He was replaced by Kyle Trask, a redshirt junior, who went on to win the game for Florida, as you well know. (Also, #TooSoon.)
Last week it was Kentucky that lost its starting quarterback to injury when Terry Wilson tore his patellar tendon in his left knee in the win over Eastern Michigan. The injury requires surgery and Wilson will miss the rest of this season, his second at UK after leading the team to its first 10-win season since 1977.
Back in Week 1, South Carolina senior Jake Bentley suffered a foot injury that required surgery, and he too will miss all of 2019.
Three starting quarterbacks, three injuries, three surgeries in three weeks for the SEC East.