Florida QB Kyle Trask is reportedly set to go under the knife on Wednesday.
According to a report from Nick de la Torre of Gator Country, the Gators QB is having surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Trask reportedly suffered this injury during Florida’s spring practice period and played through it in the Orange and Blue Debut game on Friday. He has been locked in a heated battle with Feleipe Franks for the top spot on the Gators depth chart.
Trask finished the spring game with 66 yards on 6-of-15 passing. He also threw an interception in the contest.
SEC Country’s Brandon Walker provided the following analysis of Trask during his post-game breakdown of the quarterback play in the game:
It’s difficult to judge Trask for his performance in this game. When he was in with the starters, he went down the field easily and led a touchdown drive. When he was in with the reserves, he rarely had time to diagnose a play. But ultimately, when he had time, he made a couple of poor decisions, the worst being the interception he tried to force into double coverage. Ultimately, no one knows how the Florida coaches will evaluate the Franks/Trask battle, but judging by Friday night, Franks looks to be surging ahead.
Trask worked mostly with the second-team offense during the game, which may be an indication of his spot in the competition coming out of the spring. SEC Country’s Ryan Young caught up with Trask after the game, and the young quarterback seemed undeterred by his place in the competition:
“I think just keeping my head low and just keep grinding,” he said of what he needs to do moving forward. “It’s going to be a dogfight until the very end. So all I’ve got to do is keep working my tail off.”
Assuming the surgery is successful, the timeline doesn’t appear likely to do much damage to his chances of competing for the job in preseason camp.