Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer 9d

UCF QB Mack breaks ankle, out indefinitely

College Football, UCF Knights, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Darriel Mack Jr., who was competing with Brandon Wimbush for the UCF starting quarterback job, broke his ankle this week in a non-football-related activity and is out indefinitely.

"There is no specific timetable for his return. He will not be available for training camp," UCF coach Josh Heupel said in a statement. "We hope Darriel has a speedy recovery, but we are excited about the talent we have in the quarterback room to start the season."

Mack was a backup to McKenzie Milton last season but filled in for Milton after he suffered a devastating season-ending knee injury that will also keep Milton on the sideline for the 2019 season. Mack started three games last season as a redshirt freshman for the Knights, including the 17-point comeback victory over Memphis in the AAC championship game.

Wimbush, a transfer from Notre Dame, heads into the season as UCF's likely starter with redshirt freshman Quadry Jones and true freshman Dillon Gabriel also competing for the job.

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