UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel fractures collarbone, says no ‘timetable’ for return

‘I thank God that I will not need surgery,’ Gabriel posted

Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) runs through an opening in the Louisville defensive line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) (Timothy D. Easley, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel is out indefinitely after fracturing his collarbone during Friday’s game against Louisville, according to the player’s tweet.

Gabriel, who led the nation in yards passing per game in 2020, was carted off the field and X-rays were taken of his shoulder after the game, per the Associated Press. He was injured on the game’s final play.

“I thank God that I will not need surgery, but at this point there is no timetable for my return,” a tweet from Gabriel said.

The Cardinals won against the Knights 42-35 after intercepting a pass.

UCF’s next game is against Navy on Oct. 2.


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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.