GAINESVILLE – Florida Gators sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel was injured during practice Sunday, but he is expected to return to workouts this week.
Driskel, a Hagerty High graduate, has been competing with sophomore Jacoby Brissett for the Gators' starting quarterback job.
The Gainesville Sun reported Driskel sustained a “significant” injury to his left, non-throwing shoulder, citing a source close to the program. The majority of Florida’s preseason camp workouts are closed to the public and the media.
USA Today spoke to Driskel’s mother, who confirmed that he did injure his left shoulder during drills Sunday and did not practice on Monday or Tuesday but was expected to return on Wednesday.
Florida officials initially declined to confirm the injury report, but the Gators eventually released a statement in response to online news reports announcing, “Jeff was at practice today and will be taking reps at practice Wednesday.”