Florida had no official word on the status of senior quarterback John Brantley, who injured his right leg just before halftime of a 38-10 loss to Alabama on Saturday.
However, several news outlets reported the senior is likely to miss the game at LSU on Saturday.
Brantley twisted his right knee and ankle while being sacked and did not return.
The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reported UF coach Will Muschamp had no further update on Brantley on Sunday during his television show, but that “it sounds like the Gators are prepared to move on without starting quarterback John Brantley, at least for a while.”
Later Sunday, ESPN college football writer Joe Schad reported Brantley “is not expected to play against No. 1 LSU on Saturday after suffering a high ankle sprain against Alabama last week, a person close to the QB confirmed Sunday night.”
Also Sunday, Jason Lieser, who covers Florida for The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, tweeted: “Multiple sources tell me Florida QB John Brantley has a high ankle sprain. No word on his knee or playing status.”
Saturday, freshman Jeff Driskel replaced Brantley.
“It’s unfortunate for John,” the Sun reported Muschamp as saying. “We’ll see how it goes here as far as our medical staff is concerned and then working into this week.”