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Del Rio will undergo surgery on throwing shoulder

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March 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm.

Sep 17, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA;  Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) thows the ball as North Texas Mean Green defensive end Jareid Combs (7) rushes during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the North Texas Mean Green 32-0. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 17, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) thows the ball as North Texas Mean Green defensive end Jareid Combs (7) rushes during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the North Texas Mean Green 32-0. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Two months after having surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio is scheduled to have surgery on the shoulder that matters more — his right shoulder.

Gators head coach Jim McElwain announced Tuesday that Del Rio would have his throwing shoulder cleaned out on Wednesday. McElwain said the procedure was “not major,” which presumably means it will be arthroscopic surgery.

McElwain expects Del Rio, a junior, to be ready to return by the time fall practice begins. Del Rio had already been ruled out for spring practice because of the January surgery he had on his left shoulder.

Del Rio started six games for Florida last season, and the team was 5-1 in those games.

He passed for 762 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in his first three games before a knee injury sidelined him for three weeks.

He was not has successful when he returned, throwing for 596 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions in his three starts after his return.

He did not play after the Nov. 5 game against Arkansas.

With Del Rio sidelined for the spring, redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask will compete for the No. 1 quarterback spot until Del Rio returns.

Del Rio is the son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio.