GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Luke Del Rio has a knee sprain, but he’s not taking time off because of the injury.
UF coach Jim McElwain said his starting quarterback has been engaged all week and will travel with the team to Tennessee.
“Some guys, the way they handle adversity (varies). His experience of growing up around the game and just seeing how different guys have handled that,” McElwain said Wendesday on the SEC coaches teleconference. “Obviously he’s spent a ton of time down in the training room. He came out to practice the other day and signaled and was (involved) in the game plan things.”
Del Rio left last Saturday’s game in the third quarter after taking a low hit to his knee. SEC Country first reported he sustained a sprain and would be out 2-3 weeks. Despite backup quarterback Austin Appleby starting in his place, it’s been business as usual for Del Rio.
“That room itself is the same,” McElwain said. “In other words, those four guys are in there going through the install and he’s preparing himself just like he’s the starter. That really is what you expect from that position. … We’ll take him on the trip for part of that reason. We travel four quarterbacks and he’ll be a guy.”