Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio may not play in this week’s game against Vanderbilt.
Luke Del Rio was injured in the third quarter of the Gators game against North Texas two weeks ago. Del Rio suffered a sprained MCL and was ruled out of the team’s game against Tennessee last weekend.
According to NCAA.com, Del Rio is “highly doubtful” leading up to Florida’s matchup against the Commodores.
QB Luke Del Rio “highly doubtful” for Florida’s next game https://t.co/IBhKu6shKS
— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) September 26, 2016
The redshirt sophomore was hit low during the third quarter, on a play that backup quarterback Austin Appleby called, “dirty.” With Appleby starting, the Gators suffered their first loss of the season last weekend to Tennessee.
If Del Rio is out, Appleby will likely start his second game of the season. The Purdue transfer was solid in the game against the Vols, connecting on 23-0f-39 attempts for 296 yards and three touchdowns against one interception.
Florida travels to Vanderbilt to take on the Commodores this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. E.T.