Injured Gators QB Jeff Driskel still important part of team
Two weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken fibula, Florida QB Jeff Driskel remains a vital part of the team, coach Will Muschamp said.
Driskel underwent surgery on Sept. 25, four days after suffering the injury against Tennessee.
Although his mobility is currently restricted due to the boot on his leg, he continues to participate in activities with the team.
"He’s in the meetings every day," Muschamp said. "Doing as well as could be expected.”
Driskel was with the team at the hotel this past weekend prior to the Arkansas game. Eventually the Gators hope to add him to their travel party for road games.
“We do (want him on the road)," Muschamp said. "We haven’t gone as far as the travel. We haven’t gotten that far ahead. But having Jeff around, certainly Tyler (Muprhy) and he have a great relationship. Anything that helps Tyler play well, we’ll do.”
Driskel most likely will not be with the Gators when they travel to Baton Rouge on Saturday.
"I don’t know that he can travel," Muschamp said. "He still has a pretty large sized boot on his ankle. As far as a cast is concerned, traveling is kind of hard. But I’ll talk to him about it."
Ironically, the last time Florida played at LSU Driskel was scheduled to make his first start after then-QB Jonh Brantley was injured, but Driskel sprained his ankle and former UF QB Jacoby Brissett started instead. Florida lost to LSU 41-11.