The Florida Gators improved to 3-0 in SEC play with their 38-24 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores. That win did not come without a price, though. In the 2nd quarter, quarterback Luke Del Rio was sacked and brought down to the turf hard. Del Rio’s shoulder hit Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s ground specifically. As a result of that play, he was taken out of the game for Feleipe Franks.
Del Rio never saw the field after that play. Unfortunately, his 2017 season is over. During his postgame press conference, head coach Jim McElwain delivered the news that his veteran QB would need season-ending shoulder surgery.
Luke Del Rio will have shoulder surgery Monday. Done for the season.— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) September 30, 2017
Luke threw for 1,496 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions in his two-year career under center for the Gators. He had a hand in their back-to-back appearances in the SEC Championship Game. It is, obviously, an extremely unfortunate end to his season and possibly his college football career as well.