Presumptive starting quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. suffered a broken ankle, the team announced.
But according to UCF, Mack suffered a broken ankle in a non-football related activity and will miss all of camp with no timetable set for his return to action.
"We hope Darriel has a speedy recovery, but we are excited about the talent we have in the quarterback room to start the season", a team statement said. While there is now no timetable for Mack's return, the team already expects the once projected starter to miss training camp.
This marks the second injury to a black-and-gold field general since McKenzie Milton went down with a horrific leg injury in 2018 during the Black Friday contest on the road against USF. He led the team to a 2-1 record - with his only loss coming to LSU in the Fiesta Bowl.
However, with Milton still sidelined, Mack was likely heading into camp with a competition on his hands to start for the Knights with incoming Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush.
Mack was 51-of-100 passing for 619 yards and three touchdowns and an interception. Wimbush was supplanted by Ian Book as Notre Dame's starter during 2018 and transferred to UCF in the offseason as Milton is expected to miss the season because of the knee injury. He also ran 69 times for 337 yards and six scores.
Kyle Nash, known as The Student of the Game, covers UCF Football for SportsMediaPass.com and is a special contributor for Break the Fourth.