Source: UF QB Driskel suffers injury

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel awaits talking to the media UF Football Media Day at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium's Touchdown Terrace on Aug. 2.

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Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

Although a source close to the Florida football program told The Sun that quarterback Jeff Driskel has sustained a “significant” shoulder injury, UF released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying Driskel will practice with the team Wednesday.

“Jeff was at practice today and will be taking reps at practice Wednesday,” the statement from UF said.

Driskel missed both practices Tuesday and also missed Monday’s practice, another source told The Sun. The source also said Driskel will have no contact for a week.

The injury is to Driskel’s left, non-throwing shoulder and occurred Sunday. The Gators scrimmaged Saturday and practiced again Sunday.

Driskel did not realize he injured his shoulder Sunday night until he woke up in pain Monday morning, according to the source. He was examined and the unspecified injury was discovered.

UF coach Will Muschamp said Monday the coaches had taken the non-contact jerseys off the quarterbacks Sunday to give them a better feel for pressure in the pocket. Muschamp said the defense was not tackling the quarterbacks, but thudding them.

Apparently Driskel took a hard “thud” that injured his left shoulder and it triggered rumors that he had been seriously injured.

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