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.