Florida redshirt sophomore quarterback Luke Del Rio is set to undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder on Wednesday.
According to 247 Sports, Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will undergo his second shoulder surgery this Wednesday—this time on his throwing shoulder. Del Rio previously had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder following an injury against Arkansas.
Florida head coach Jim McElwain had stated earlier this offseason that the redshirt sophomore is out for all of spring practice. The surgery is not expected to keep him out of camp in August.
“Going in to clean it up,” McElwain told 247 Sports. “You’ve heard me say it before, but this guy played and didn’t bow out. Here’s the thing good thing, we’re going in and getting him fixed right. He’ll be fine. It’s not major, you what I mean? Going in and fixing the other one that’s broken.”
Del Rio started six games for the Gators in 2016, and recorded 1,358 passing yards, going 114 of 201 for eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on the season.
Redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask will be competing for the starting role at quarterback this spring, so Del Rio will have an uphill battle in the fall if he hopes to return to his position as lead signal-caller.