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Jeff Driskel out two weeks after emergency appendectomy

Jeff DriskelFlorida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel could be out two weeks after having emergency surgery to remove his appendix, the school announced on Tuesday.

“Jeff had acute appendicitis and fortunately the medical staff caught it very quickly,” UF coach Will Muschamp said in a news release. “His surgery went well and how long he is out will be determined by how his body responds, which could be two weeks.”

Driskel is entering his junior season with the Gators. He led Florida to a 10-2 record last season.

There was some initial concern when Driskel’s cheerleader girlfriend Tarin Moses sent an ominous tweet on Tuesday:

Hearing the news about Driskel’s appendix helps to explain the tweet. Driskel later thanked his Twitter followers for their wishes.

Florida opens its season on Aug. 31 at home against Toledo, so Driskel will have a month to recover before games begin.

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