Monday, January 24

Robert Griffin III and Twitter react to McKenzie Milton’s return to Florida

McKenzie Milton was told he would likely never play soccer again after sustaining a devastating leg injury on November 23, 2018. He suffered a knee dislocation that cut off blood flow to his leg. He almost had to amputate his leg, but the quick work of the UCF doctors and Milton’s surgical team saved the limb.

And Milton also managed to save his college career.

Milton returned to the field for the first time more than 1,000 days after his injury Sunday night. He took the field in the second half of Florida State’s 41-38 overtime loss to No. 9 Notre Dame to complete a three-year comeback.

Milton entered the field in the fourth quarter after starting quarterback Jordan Travis’ helmet was removed. He threw a pass on his first play and completed it for a 22-yard gain.

Milton stayed in the game after that play and led two scoring drives late in regulation to complete an 18-point fourth-quarter comeback for the Seminoles. It wasn’t enough to win, but it was certainly enough for Milton to get a lot of praise on Twitter.

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Past and current athletes, including Robert Griffin III and Calais Campbell, weighed in on Milton’s remarkable comeback, along with many media personalities. Milton’s return to the field drew comparisons to Alex Smith’s return, and even had some former Florida Gators receivers support their rival in state.

Milton completed 5 of 7 passes for 48 yards and rushed for 6 yards on three carries against Notre Dame. It catalyzed the Florida State team and fan base, and it certainly gave coach Mike Norvell something to think about heading into the team’s Week 2 game against Jacksonville State.

Either way, Milton’s first action with Florida State was impressive, whether it leads to a starting job or not.

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