No decision yet on surgery for Debose

Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:10 p.m.

As of early Tuesday evening, no decision had been made yet on whether Florida freshman wide receiver Andre Debose would undergo surgery for a torn hamstring tendon, UF coach Urban Meyer said after practice.

“I’ll meet with him, his mom and dad and the doctors. We’ll know I imagine tonight,” Meyer said. “That’s not my call. It’s going to be whatever our team doctors say.”

Meyer said the UF trainers and doctors Tuesday were still seeking more information on Debose’s injury, which Meyer called unusual.

“Coach Mick (strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti) just told me that they actually found someone, somewhere who has more information,” Meyer said. “I’m not in the medical profession. What doctors do if they have experience with it, there is no issue. If there’s no experience with it, they call around and talk to colleagues.

“He’s got one of those unusual ones that our training staff has not dealt with before.”

Meyer said he’s not sure if Debose will be out for the season if he does choose to have surgery.

“I don’t know that yet,” he said.

Debose injured his hamstring at the state high school track meet in the spring and has been bothered since by lingering pain.

An MRI this past weekend revealed a possible torn tendon.

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