Jan 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) throws a pass against the Louisville Cardinals during the second quarter of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Driskel Has Appendectomy; Fake Brent Pease Account Dupes Twitter

The Florida Gators official athletic website announced quarterback (and Boston Red Sox draftee) Jeff Driskel had an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday.

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

A two-week layoff is unlikely to impact the Gators’ preparation for 2013. Driskel was UF’s starter through an 11-win 2012.

The biggest news to emanate from Driskel’s (thankfully) minor procedure is that a fake Brent Pease account briefly duped much of Twitter.


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