Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss the remainder that the 2017 season as result of a broken left collarbone experienced Saturday against Vanderbilt, follow to coach Jim McElwain.
Del Rio will certainly undergo surgery Monday, McElwain said.
Making his first start that the season because that the 21st-ranked Gators, Del Rio left the 38-24 win in the second quarter. That was sluggish to get up after ~ rolling the end of the pocket, completing a pass to Brandon Powell and getting knocked down.
Del Rio to be favoring his left, nonthrowing shoulder as he walked turn off the field, and also trainers looked in ~ him on the bench. He then headed come the locker room for X-rays.
Feleipe Franks, who started Florida"s very first three gamings of the season and was benched in 2 of them, changed Del Rio in the 2nd quarter. Franks went on to complete 10 that 14 passes because that 185 yards.
"It"s difficult when the stuff happens, as soon as you gain hurt choose that," Franks said. "I can only imagine what he"s walking through, him and also his family. It"s emotional. I certainly wanted to store him in mine prayers, specifically when ns was the end there ~ above the field.
"You desire to play for somebody, and also that was among the persons I want to pat for since he"s excellent nothing however support and helped me the whole time I"ve been below at Florida. It hurts."
The son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio began six gamings last year prior to sustaining a season-ending injury to his appropriate shoulder. Del Rio also partly tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He had surgery ~ above both shoulders ~ the season.
Del Rio was 16-for-25 because that 138 yards v 1 touchdown and 1 interception this season.
The associated Press contributed to this report.
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