Feleipe Franks left the game on an injury cart after being leveled by Kentucky's defense in the third quarter.
Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks will miss the rest of the season after suffering a brutal-looking injury to his right leg in Saturday night's game against Kentucky.
Coach Dan Mullen said Franks will have surgery next month, with a six-month timetable on his return.
In the third quarter, Franks attempted to run the ball on fourth-and-1 on Kentucky's 38-yard line, but the Wildcats defense leveled him to the ground. He nearly bent over backward as he fell to the ground, and it appeared his right leg was pinned under him.
Franks was down for several minutes and was visibly in pain as trainers attempted to treat him. The entire Florida team surrounded him as the medical crew lifted him onto the injury cart.
Junior quarterback Kyle Trask entered the game to replace Franks, who went 12-for-17 with 174 yards and one touchdown before being injured.
Floria will use both Trask and Emory Jones at quarterback moving forward.