Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel had an appendectomy Tuesday and could be sidelined for two weeks, according to a release by the university.
“Jeff had acute appendicitis and fortunately the medical staff caught it very quickly,” UF coach Will Muschamp said in a news release. “His surgery went well and how long he is out will be determined by how his body responds, which could be two weeks.”
UF opens preseason practice Friday.
Driskel, a 6-foot-4, 237-pound junior from Oviedo's Hagerty High, is the team's starting quarterback.
He passed for 1,646 yards, 12 touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns last season.