Luke Del Rio Injury: Updates on Florida QB's Shoulder and Return

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 5:  Deatrich Wise Jr. #48 of the Arkansas Razorback tackles Luke Del Rio #14 of the Florida Gators at Razorback Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Razorbacks defeated the Gators 31-10.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio is dealing with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Saturday's game against South Carolina, and it is uncertain when he will return to action.

Continue for updates.


Del Rio Out vs. LSU

Monday, Nov. 14

Florida head coach Jim McElwain told reporters Del Rio will not play against LSU. On Nov. 9, McElwain told reporters Del Rio will be out for "a while." 


Del Rio Has Struggled Under Center

The sophomore struggled throughout the loss to Arkansas on Nov. 5, throwing for 229 yards and two interceptions. Florida accounted for just 241 total yards and allowed the Razorbacks to hold possession for more than 39 minutes. 

"I haven’t played well," Del Rio told reporters. "I haven’t taken care of the ball. I need to be consistent with my decision-making and my accuracy. I felt we've had really good game plans in all the games. Guys have done their jobs. I need to do mine."

McElwain had said he planned to re-evaluate the quarterback position against South Carolina regardless of Del Rio's injury status. Senior Austin Appleby, who started two games earlier this season when Del Rio was out, got the first crack at the starting job, throwing for 201 yards and two touchdowns against the Gamecocks.

      

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