Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel left Saturday’s game against Tennessee in the first quarter with an injury that immediately looked severe . The Gators went on to knock off the Volunteers 31-17 behind backup quarterback Tyler Murphy, but after the game word came down that Driskel would be lost for the remainder of the season.
Driskel was injured after he threw an interceptions that Tennessee’s Devaun Swafford returned 62 yards for a touchdown. During the run back, Driskel hit the turf and was slow to get up. He immediately went to the locker room and didn’t return to the game. After the contest it was confirmed that Driskel had a broken right tibia. He will need surgery that will put him out for the rest of the year.
Before replacing Driskel, Murphy had never attempted a pass in a college game before. The redshirt junior completed 8-of-14 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions. But without Driskel Florida’s under-performing offense could get even worse.