Danny Wuerffel comments on his condition

By Adam Silverstein
June 16, 2011

In the process of recovering from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an internal disorder in which one’s immune system mistakenly attacks its nerves, former Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel has now been receiving treatment for a full week.

He spoke with The New York Times on Thursday and opened up for the first time about his unfortunate circumstances.

“It puts life into perspective, doesn’t it?” Wuerffel told the Times’ Ray Glier. “The last time I was [in Birmingham, AL] we thought the shoulder was serious stuff.”

Wuerffel also communicated to the paper that former Florida head coaches Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer, as well as current Gators head coach Will Muschamp, have reached out to him to send their best wishes.

As OGGOA first reported Wednesday, Wuerffel is not being forced to stay in the hospital overnight while he continues to receive treatment. However, he is not completely out of the woods yet even though the expectation is that he will recover from, as the Times put it Thursday, “the most serious aspects of the disorder.”

We will provide updates and relay any additional concrete information we learn about Wuerffel’s condition as soon as possible. For now, please respect his family’s privacy, pray for his health and hope for a speedy recovery.

Wuerffel has requested that any gifts, donations or letters of support be made to DSM rather than him personally. Should you wish to send any of the aforementioned, please direct them to adam@, and I will forward them to the appropriate contact.


  1. Basshole says:

    What an awesome individual, even when he’s down he is looking out for others. Requesting any donations to go to DSM is a nice, selfless gesture.

  2. SC Gator says:

    Interesting to see that Urban contacted him to wish him well as well.

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