Injury update: Mililani QB McKenzie Milton could return for OIA playoffs

McKenzie Milton in 2015 with the Mililani Trojans

Two days after suffering a shoulder-injury that led him to believe that his high school football playing career was likely over, University of Hawaii commit and Mililani senior quarterback McKenzie Milton was given some great news by doctors Monday morning.

The 2014 Cover2 Kaulukukui Award winner suffered an AC joint separation in his right shoulder, but surgery will not be necessary. That means he should be out for just three to five weeks and if the healing process goes well, Milton could return in time for the OIA playoffs.

Milton was hurt in the first quarter of the Trojans’ 4-21 win at Kailua this weekend

He says he’s ecstatic with the prospect of being able to return and help defend Mililani’s state championship.

“God is good and just countless answered prayers by him and I just want to thank everyone that kept me in their minds and prayers throughout this past weekend. It’s great news, great news for sure,” he said. “First thing I just thought about was the team. When I was in the hospital, all I could think was just hold on and get the win, which they did. They came around and they’re going to need to keep it going for the next couple weeks as long as I’m out and hopefully I can come back sometime soon and help them out.”

In 32 career games, Milton has posted 95 total touchdowns.

In relief for the injured Milton, sophomore Kaysen Higa threw for 221 yards and 4 scores against the Surfriders.

Up next is the regular season finale against Moanalua, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Trojans have already secured a first-round bye in the OIA post-season.

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