Florida QB Jeff Driskel underwent appendectomy surgery Tuesday; could be out 2 weeks, Will Muschamp said— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 30, 2013
Better get those backups ready, Gators.
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Did they remove it before it ruptured?
When does the Gator’s practice start?
I have an appendectomy, and it’s no joke. Pretty damn uncomfortable, even after stitches are out.
This may linger…
Mine was removed in emergency surgery after it had ruptured. Headed up a project in Phoenix for my Illinois company, therefore I was on the road. Woke up in the middle of the night with a fanny pack load of antibiotics dripping from overhead. Early morning, my surgeon had his feet propped on the bed reading my chart and he asked why I had gotten up and walked with the help of the all-night nurse. It was because I was getting my ass out as quickly as could be. He stated that since it was considered major surgery, no one left inside two weeks. He told me that I could go for all the pain relief needed and gave me permission to take it inside 15 mins of exercise. He had to go before the Bd ofSurgery at the hosp to request that I be dismissed inside 9 days and said they told him it was the first time in the history of the hospital. Back to work and completely ambulatory inside two weeks. Small incision was 4-stitched and butterflied to leave no scar.
Driskell will practice and start the first game.
I’m betting Driskel’s appendix didn’t rupture.
So much the better for him.
When did this happen and how old were you?
They don’t play a decent game until October when they face LSU though. I’m pretty sure they can squeak by Toledo, Miami, UT, Kentucky and Arkansas even if he’s out.
Miami might give them a game.
+1. I’m picking Miami to win that game at home, especially now.
I kinda want Jeff to stay under center. I don’t want them accidentally finding a “Johnny Football” amongst their backups.
haha. that’s funny
It wasn’t an appendectomy guys….it was a surgical insertion of “Teh Awesome!!1!!1!” That’s why they are going to run the table and win the East this year. All the media types knew this was going to happen months ago, hence asshats like Chris Low picking the Dawgs 3rd in the East behind the Gators and Chickens.
Screw Chris. Vegas gave new odds for the SEC Championship yesterday. Bama: 1/1, UGA: 7/2, SC: 9/2, A&M: 15/2, FU & LSU: 9/1.
If the procedure was done laparoscopically, in all likelihood the kid will be practicing in a couple weeks, in a non-contact jersey like all QBs. Unfortunately this will give more reps to the backups, who could be the least experienced group in the league.
And using a “Lap” calls for a less than 1-inch incision. Maybe two stitches and a butterfly bandaid. Since he is an athlete, I would expect him back in 10 days.
Butterflies are not used much anymore.
They were used in ’76 ! What the hell’s happening to the medical field nowadays? :)
You have to understand that Big’Uns is talking about real butterflies.The insects spun their webs and closed the wounds made by the flint knife..
Young whippersnappin’ *&#%&#*!
Wait a minute, you’re an old fart too!
Different sport, but J Heyward took more than 2 weeks to recover from his earlier this year, and he’s not playing a contact sport.
This is one of the dangers of wearing tight jean shorts.
He’s lucky he survived the silent scourge of Gatorland.
+ infinity X 2
I heard the jorts actaully saved his life because they acted as a mild compress/turniquete.
Gators wear jean shorts! GATORS WEAR JEAN SHOOORTS!!!
No need to yell. We know that.
Copied from Web MD
Recovery from a simple appendectomy is usually complete and rapid. Most patients can go home the day after the operation, and resume normal activities.
The usual stay in the hospital after an appendectomy for an uncomplicated appendicitis is 1-3 days, depending on the age, other medical problems and physical condition of the patient. If the appendix is gangrenous or ruptured, the hospital stay may be 7 days or longer.
Movement- Right on the next day after the surgical intervention the patient is allowed to get up and slowly take a few steps through the hospital. Although it may seem like a torment for a just operated person, movement is essential for the resumption of the intestinal transit and will also prevent the occurrence of pneumonia by inhalation of digestive content.
Diet- To allow the digestive tract to rest after surgery, patients will not be given anything to eat or drink for the first 24 hours after an appendectomy. After that, they gradually will be given small amounts of water, then clear liquids, and then some solid foods, until finally they are able to handle a regular diet.
Medications- Patients usually are given a dose of antibiotic intravenously (into a vein) during surgery and the antibiotic is continued until the day after surgery. If the appendix ruptured, the patient will need to take antibiotics for a week or more.
Activity – Light activity at home is encouraged after surgery. The patient can expect to return to normal activities, such as showering, driving, walking up stairs, light lifting, and work within a few days. If he is taking narcotic medications for pain, he should not drive.
Be sure to call your doctor if any of the following symptoms appear:
Redness or swelling around the incision
The incision is warm to the touch
Drainage from the incision
Read more: Appendicitis After Care | Medindia http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/Appendicitis_aftercare.htm#ixzz2aeUrKAKX
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