The Florida Gators starting quarterback, Luke Del Rio, will be out at least two games with a sprained MCL, according to a report.
Luke Del Rio was injured in the third quarter of the Gators game against North Texas on Saturday.
According to a report by Gridiron Now, Del Rio has a sprained MCL that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks. He “should” return for the LSU game on Oct. 8. The redshirt sophomore was hit low during the third quarter, on a play that backup quarterback Austin Appleby called, “dirty.”
"My heart goes out to him. My heart breaks for him. In my mind that hit was dirty." Appleby on Del Rio pic.twitter.com/SzaQJIKlbJ
— Grace Remington CBS4 (@Grace_Remi) September 18, 2016
Appleby, a Purdue graduate transfer, led the Gators on two scoring drives after Del Rio was forced to exit. Coincidentally, LSU is also starting a former Purdue quarterback at the same position, as Danny Etling took over for Brandon Harris for the Tigers.
Florida travels to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers next week and then travels to Nashville in a matchup against the Vanderbilt Commodores the following weekend.