GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will have his second surgery in three months this week.
He had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder on Jan. 18 and was ruled out for the spring. Del Rio will have his right shoulder operated on Wednesday, UF coach Jim McElwain announced.
“He’s going in tomorrow to get his other shoulder cleaned out,” McElwain said, who added that Del Rio’s latest procedure will not keep him out of fall camp.
Del Rio injured his throwing shoulder against Arkansas and missed the final five games of the 2016 season. He finished the year with 1,358 passing yards, 8 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and a 5-1 record.
“You’ve heard me say it before, but this guy played and didn’t bow out,” McElwain said of Del Rio. “Here’s the thing good thing, we’re going in and getting him fixed right.”
McElwain said surgery “went great” for wide receiver Rick Wells (leg) and offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless (leg) is still out.