Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder after having had surgery on his other shoulder earlier this year, according to a report from 247 Sports.
Del Rio has made stops in Alabama and Oregon State throughout his rambling college career that has been defined mostly by injuries.
Coach Jim McElwain expressed that the surgery wasn’t major.
“Luke went in and got his other shoulder, or he’s going in tomorrow, to get his other shoulder cleaned out,” the coach said.
Cleaned out? What was in there?
Del Rio has shown toughness throughout his collegiate career, but hasn’t been incredibly effective when he has been able to play. In limited action last season, Del Rio passed for eight touchdown passes but also threw eight interceptions. He will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to recapture the starting job at Florida next season.
A byproduct of missing all this time are extra reps for Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, both redshirt freshman who are more of a long-term answer for the Gators.
Del Rio will likely spend a lot of time holding a clipboard next season, and turn his sights towards a career off the field at the end of the year.