University of Central Florida

UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel suffers broken collarbone during game

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida football team’s junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel said Saturday that he suffered a broken collarbone during the game against Louisville Friday night.

The UCF Knights lost to the Louisville Cardinals during the game, 35 to 42.

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“I’d like to start by thanking my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and fans for all the love,” Gabriel said in a statement shared on social media.

Gabriel joined the UCF football team during his first year at the college in 2019.

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“Unfortunately, in last night’s game I fractured my clavicle,” Gabriel said. “I thank God that I will not need surgery, but at this point there is no timetable for my return.”

UCF’s next game is set for Oct. 2 against Navy.

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“Thank you to everyone for their support during this time,” he said. “I know I’ll be back better than ever.”

UCF football released a statement confirming Gabriel’s injury and added, “wishing DG the best in his recovery.”

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