This is a crushing blow for Del Rio, who had just recaptured the starting job after starting the year third on the depth chart.
He tore the labrum in his left shoulder on October 29 of past year against the University of Georgia after being hit while sliding.
Lamical Perine scored three touchdowns, Malik Davis added two and No. 21 Florida beat Vanderbilt 38-24 on Saturday despite losing quarterback Luke Del Rio for the season to a left shoulder injury. Arkansas plays three of its next four on the road, including games the next two weeks against SC and Alabama.
The host Gators (3-1 overall, 3-0 in the SEC) ramped up their rushing attack to down the Commodores (3-2, 0-2). Unfortunately for Del Rio, it may be the last time he takes the field in that role for the program. Del Rio may well be lost for the season, meaning this will be Franks' show until further notice. Sep. It's not his throwing shoulder, which he had offseason surgery on, but it's not great for a Florida team that didn't need quarterback indecision.
Del Rio completed 7-of-11 passes for 64 yards before he left the field, and redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks replaced him with an equally strong performance.
"It's hard when that stuff happens, when you get hurt like that", Franks said. Winning close games has become his trademark.
The score also kept the Gators consecutive scoring streak alive and tied for the most in NCAA history with 365 straight games.
The Gators found the end zone during their second possession against Vanderbilt on Saturday, tying the NCAA mark set by MI between 1984 and 2014. The Gators finished with 467 yards and were 7-of-16 on third down and 3-of-3 on fourth down.