Last night’s game against Louisville ended on a horrible not for UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel.
First, Gabriel threw an interception with 20 seconds remaining, which was returned for the game-winning touchdown by Cardinals linebacker Jaylin Alderman. Then, on the final play of the night, Gabriel suffered an injury when he was tackled.
This afternoon, the southpaw signal caller confirmed that he fractured his clavicle. He’ll be out of action indefinitely.
“I thank God that I will not need surgery, but at this point there is no timetable for my return,” Gabriel wrote. “Thank you everyone for their support during this time. I know I’ll be back better than ever.”
Gabriel, who is in his third year starting for UCF, threw for 814 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions in the team’s first three games. He topped 300 yards passing against Boise State and Bethune-Cookman, and threw four touchdowns in the season opener against the former.
Hopefully Gabriel has a smooth recovery from his clavicle injury. In the meantime, UFC (2-1) will likely turn to freshman quarterback Mikey Keene to take over the offense, starting in two weeks against Navy.