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Ankle injury to sideline Gators' QB

Image: Florida QB Jeff Driskel (© Kim Klement/US Presswire)
Florida QB Jeff Driskel sprained his ankle Saturday in a win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)

No. 7 Florida will be without quarterback Jeff Driskel against lower-division Jacksonville State on Saturday.

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Coach Will Muschamp ruled Driskel out Wednesday because of a sprained right ankle, saying Jacoby Brissett will start against the Gamecocks (6-4). It will be Brissett's third start in two seasons.

More important, Muschamp said he's unsure whether Driskel will be able to play when the Gators (9-1) travel to rival and 10th-ranked Florida State on Nov. 24.

Muschamp said: ''How much it'll improve into next week, I have no idea at this time. We feel like he'll be available, but who knows.''

Muschamp also ruled out kick returner Andre Debose (knee), linebacker Neiron Ball (ankle) and safety De'Ante Saunders (knee). He said defensive back Valdez Showers is questionable because a shoulder injury.

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