Florida QB Driskel out for season
UPDATE 2: Florida prevailed 31-17 over Tennessee on Saturday but lost its starting quarterback in the process.
Muschamp telling me Jeff Driskel out for the season and will need surgery in that right ankle. #florida— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) September 21, 2013
Tyler Murphy will assume the starting QB duties.
UPDATE: Florida quarterback Jeff Driskell was already wearing a brace on his injured left knee and has now suffered a left ankle injury.
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Driskel was very upset, shaking his head and yelling. He obviously felt it was not minor injury. Tyler Murphy in for UF.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 21, 2013
Driskell is back on the sidelines after getting X-rays and can't put any pressure on the ankle.
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel opened the scoring in his team's game against Tennessee -- in the wrong way.
Driskel threw an interception to Tennessee's Devaun Swafford, a freshman walk-on, who returned it 62 yards for a touchdown.
Adding injury to insult, Driskel was hit hard on the play and had trouble getting to his feet. He appeared to favor his right ankle as he limped off. He is also dealing with a knee injury suffered two weeks ago.
Within moments, he was spotted hobbling to the locker room on crutches.