Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel will miss the next two weeks of action, as the junior quarterback is recovering from an appendectomy.
Driskel is expected to return in time for the season opener against Toledo. While the junior is sidelined, Tyler Murphy and Skyler Mornhinweg are likely to handle the bulk of the reps in practice.
Although Florida will have Driskel back for the opener, his absence is a huge loss for the offense at a critical time. The Gators enter fall practice looking for playmakers at receiver, and Driskel’s absence will slow the development and timing of the offense.
This is a small setback for Florida’s offense, but Driskel should be 100 percent by the opener. And if the Gators can give the junior passer more help in the receiving corps, he should finish 2013 as one of the top-five quarterbacks in the SEC.