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Jeff Driskel out 4-6 months after leg injury



Florida junior QB Jeff Driskel will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair his broken right fibula.

He will be out four to six months, coach Will Muschamp said.

Driskel was injured on the Gators' second offensive series this past Saturday against Tennessee. He was hit as he was throwing a pass, which resulted in an interception and touchdown return.

He immediately fell to the ground and called for team trainers.

“He'll have a plate inserted in his fibula, which is the non-weight-bearing bone in the lower leg,” Muschamp said. ”I’m very disappointed for Jeff.  That's part of the game, but it's very difficult to deal with. It really hurt for him and his family and for us as a football team.”

Florida backup QB Tyler Murphy took over on Saturday and helped Florida to a 31-17 win.

"It was tough to see him go down,” Murphy said. “Anytime you spend a lot of time with someone in the meeting room, off the field, setting up players' practices in the summer, stuff like that, it's just tough because you know we kind of built a good little relationship."

[Last modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 3:06pm]


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