Mackenzie Melton has been told that he will probably never play football again after suffering a devastating leg injury on November 23, 2018. He suffered a dislocated knee that cut off the blood flow in his leg. He was about to have his leg amputated, but the quick work of the UCF doctors and Milton’s surgical team saved the limb. And Melton managed to save his college career, too. Milton is back on 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 in the formation. “God is real,” Milton said. “Nobody has come back from an injury like this.” Reporters next, according to The Athletic (subscription required). Bender: Milton came in in the fourth quarter after taking off the helmet of quarterback Jordan Travis. Throwing a pass in his first game and completing it for a gain of 22 yards, Milton stayed in the game after that play and led two scoring campaigns at the end of the regulation to complete an 18-point comeback in the fourth quarter by the Seminoles. . It wasn’t enough to earn the win, but it was definitely enough to earn Milton a lot of praise. Along with many media personalities. Milton’s return to the field has drawn comparisons to Alex Smith’s return and even had some former Florida Gators receivers rooting for their in-state rival. It’s great to see McKenzie Milton fall back onto the field driving the Seminoles back into this game and forced into overtime – Robert Griffin III (RGIII) Sep 6, 2021 MacKenzie Milton completely knocked out his knee Nov 23, 2018. Again, but today, after 1, 017 days, entered the game as the Florida State QB and immediately led his team to relegation. Milton, no matter what you do. I’ve done enough pic.twitter.com/N3vz56GIfw – Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) Sep 6, 2021 I don’t know Mackenzie Melton but I root for him like I know him!! God is so good!! Keep going brother! – Van Jefferson (@VanJefferson12) Sep 6, 2021 I rarely cheer for FSU but definitely now after watching what McKenzie Milton just did. – Chris Doering (@ChrisDoering) Sep 6, 2021 McKenzie Milton’s performance is absolutely amazing on the level of Alex Smith. – Doug Farrar ✍ (NFL_DougFarrar) September 6, 2021 Being a Miami alumnus, it’s fair to say I’ve never rooted in Florida until tonight, watching FSU QB McKenzie Milton take the field and lead his team on a landing run – nearly three years after losing His leg almost – I was all team McKinsey. Stefania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) Sep 6, 2021 Milton completed 5 of 7 passes for 48 yards and ran for 6 yards in three moves against Notre Dame. He motivated the Florida State team and fan base, and certainly gave coach Mike Norville something to think about heading into the team’s second-week game against Jacksonville State, and either way, Milton’s first act with Florida State was impressive, whether that leads to a start. work or not. “It felt like it was three years ago, and I was just playing ball. Definitely grateful to be there with the guys,” he said, at The Athletic.