Florida Gators QB Jeff Driskel undergoes appendectomy

Jan 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) against the Louisville Cardinals during the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Louisville defeated Florida 33-23. Mandatory Photo Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators have announced that starting quarterback Jeff Driskel underwent an appendectomy on Tuesday and that he could miss up to two weeks.

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

Driskel led the Gators to an 11-2 record last season in his first season as the team’s starter.

Redshirt junior Tyler Murphy, redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg and freshman Max Staver are the team’s options behind Driskel and none of the signal-callers have played significant snaps in their career, so the back up quarterback position is a major area of concern.

The good news is that Driskel will be healthy heading in to the season, so the Gators still have a good shot to be a serious force in the Southeastern Conference.

Florida begins practice this Friday.

Topics: Florida Gators, Jeff Driskel, Sec Football

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