Luke Del Rio could play this weekend for the Florida Gators. As a Gator fan might say “it’s about time.”
Del Rio has missed two games with a sprained knee. In one of them, the Gators blew a 21-point lead to Tennessee. In the second, the Gators won only 13-6 over Vanderbilt.
Florida has fallen to 77th in college football in total offense, 74th in scoring offense, even though Tennessee is the only quality opponent the Gators have played.
“Luke, he’ll go some today, he’ll go more tomorrow and Wednesday, we’ll see exactly where and how much that swells, where the pain is and where the stability is,” coach Jim McElwain said. “He’ll get some reps with the ones, obviously Austin (Appleby) will and that will be something we’ll decide later in the week.
“This is something I know Luke had been targeting a little bit, so his mindset is he’s going to play. That’s good, that’s what you want, but know this, I won’t put him out there (if he’s not ready). I’m just not going to do it, so we’ll know more at the end of the week.”
Del Rio led the Gators to a 3-0 start and threw for 762 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. His 320 passing yards against Kentucky were the most by a UF quarterback in an SEC game since 2004.
The Gators could use all of their parts. They have to play Arkansas, Georgia and FSU.