GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida starting quarterback Luke Del Rio will be out against the Vols, but he’s not done for the year.
Sources told SEC Country the injury Del Rio suffered Saturday night is not season ending. It is believed to be a left knee sprain that will cause him to miss 2-3 weeks, the sources said.
He was hit low late in the third quarter against North Texas and examined by trainers for a few minutes on the field. After being helped to his feet, Del Rio walked off the field unassisted.
Del Rio has thrown for 762 yards on 62 of 101 passing (61 percent) with 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Graduate transfer quarterback Austin Appleby will start for the Gators in Knoxville.