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Status of UF's Debose still uncertain

Florida Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 08:39 AM
GAINESVILLE -

Florida coach Urban Meyer said that a plan had not been set by his press conference early Monday afternoon on whether star freshman receiver Andre Debose will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury or whether he will try to play this season.

Asked if he is going to redshirt, Meyer said: "I'm not ready to go there yet.''

But Debose's season does appear in danger.

"It's certainly not career-ending,'' said Meyer, who had a meeting with team physician Dr. Pete Indelicato scheduled for Monday afternoon. "It's do you fix it or do you give it time,'' Meyer said.

Meyer hinted what could be coming when he added that UF has given it a lot of time to get better.

Debose injured the hamstring at the state meet, appeared to be fine, then had more problems in preseason practice. It appears the tendon is damaged and surgery is a strong option being discussed.

Meyer said a decision will be made within 24 hours.

"It's almost like he's relieved (to have an idea what's wrong) because hamstring injuries should be healed by now,'' Meyer said.

He added, "Andre Debose will be fine.''

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