Gator fans were still awaiting word on the injury to quarterback John Brantley on Sunday; today they have their answer, and it’s not good.
In his Monday press conference, UF coach Will Muschamp said Brantley has a lower leg injury that won’t require surgery, but will require him to miss at least a week. The news confirmed what had been swirling around the rumor mill for the past 12 hours or so. Brantley suffered the injury, which appears to affect his ankle, near the end of the first half of a 38-10 loss to Alabama.
That means freshman Jeff Driskel is expected to get the start at LSU this weekend. Welcome to the SEC, son.
Muschamp also said, though, that Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy will get reps in practice this week in preparation for the No. 1 Tigers.
Driskel went 2-for-6 for 14 yards in the loss to the Tide.