University of Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel underwent an appendectomy on Tuesday at UF Health Shands Hospital, head coach Will Muschamp announced.
“Jeff had acute appendicitis and fortunately the medical staff caught it very quickly,” said Muschamp. “His surgery went well and how long he is out will be determined by how his body responds, which could be two weeks.”
Driskel, a 6-4, 237-pound junior from Oviedo, Fla., is the Gators’ starting quarterback heading into the 2013 season. He had a 10-2 record in 2012 as the starting quarterback and passed for 1,646 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Driskel also had over 400 rushing yards with four touchdowns on the ground last year.