Keon Zipperer suffers apparent injury, hints at timeline for return
Keon Zipperer has suffered an apparent knee injury and the Florida fifth-year senior tight end now expects to possibly miss the entire 2023 season.
Zipperer sustained the reported injury on Thursday and Florida is waiting on the test results to determine the exact timetable, according to 247Sports.
“2024 shake back year,” Zipperer said in a Facebook post.
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Zipperer had 13 receptions for 177 yards and a touchdown last season. Zipperer missed the last 5 games of the season due to a knee injury.
“I feel like my development has came a very long way,” Zipperer said to 247Sports. “I still have a lot to learn and I’m still kind of learning some things in the offense. I feel like I will be better once I learned the things in the offense and help the team do more things in the passing game.”
Florida finished last season with a 6-7 record in its first year under coach Billy Napier. The Gators kick off the 2023 campaign at Utah on Sept. 2.