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Jeff Driskel undergoes appendectomy surgery; could be out two weeks

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Florida opens fall camp in just three days. Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel definitely won’t be participating at the start of it.

The university announced Tuesday that Driskel underwent appendectomy surgery at Florida’s Health Shands Hospital.

“Jeff had acute appendicitis and fortunately the medical staff caught it very quickly,” said coach Will Muschamp. “His surgery went well and how long he is out will be determined by how his body responds, which could be two weeks.”

However, Driskel should be fine for the season.  That’s important for the Gators, who don’t have many options at QB beyond Driskel now that Jacoby Brissett is gone. Tyler Murphy is the next most experienced quarterback for Florida, but he’s never thrown a pass in a college game.

Driskel had 1,646 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2012.

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7 Responses to “Jeff Driskel undergoes appendectomy surgery; could be out two weeks”
  1. 35longmiles says: Jul 30, 2013 8:44 PM

    Sorry Miami, he’s still gonna kick your pansy asses.

  2. jaydm84 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:48 PM

    35longmiles, they won’t need him really. They can just run it up the gut at miamis awesome DTs……

  3. crazycane says: Jul 31, 2013 7:42 AM

    35longmiles says: Jul 30, 2013 8:44 PM

    Sorry Miami, he’s still gonna kick your pansy asses.
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    11th ranked passer in the SEC?!?! BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  4. phinswinafceast says: Jul 31, 2013 10:57 AM

    35longmiles says: Jul 30, 2013 8:44 PM

    Sorry Miami, he’s still gonna kick your pansy asses.
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    I love the smack talk, but your guy is not going to be able to run around making plays with his feet now, and that was a big part of his game. Coaches won’t allow him to run loose knowing one good hit could sideline him. And one thing I know about Miami, even though anyone and their mama could run up the gut on us, we do have some heavy hitters that when they get the opportunity, they lay the lumber. And you don’t want your next back up coming in for any game this season unless it were mop up duty. Its a shame, I would prefer to play Florida and Driskell at full strength, now when we crush you in Miami 35-7, the excuses will spew out of your mouth about how your QB was playing hurt, blah blah blah.

  5. jaydm84 says: Jul 31, 2013 1:53 PM

    Phins, I thought Miami fans only came out when they actually win more than 8 games. And if you truly believe ht defense holds Florida to 7 points, you’ve lost your mind. Plus playing in Miami is meaningless, it is essentially a neutral site game since Miami hasn’t sold out a single solitary game since 2002.

  6. crazycane says: Jul 31, 2013 2:01 PM

    jay, your game stat are way off but go on with your bad self.

  7. bucki06 says: Jul 31, 2013 3:51 PM

    It’s all Urban’s fault.

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