Florida Gators quarterback to have surgery

Florida Gators redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Trask will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus, sources told Gator Country.

Trask is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after surgery, but should be back in time for the start of fall camp. Trask injured the knee late in spring camp, approximately two weeks ago, and played the Orange and Blue Debut last Friday with the injured knee.

Trask has been battling fellow redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks for the starting quarterback job. The two split reps throughout spring camp before Franks started to receive more of the first team reps. Franks played exclusively with the first team offense during the spring game, going against Florida’s second team defense. Trask played with the second unit and struggled somewhat, but quickly drove the offense down for a touchdown when he got his lone opportunity to quarterback the first team offense.

“I think just keeping my head low and just keep grinding,” Trask said after the Orange and Blue game. “It’s going to be a dogfight until the very end. So all I’ve got to do is keep working my tail off.”

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