Freshman wide receiver Andre Debose may have serious hamstring injury

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Freshman phenom wide receiver Andre Debose's hamstring injury is more severe than originally thought, Florida coach Urban Meyer said following Saturday's practice.

Debose has been touted as the second coming of former Gator Percy Harvin, but has been hampered off and on with the injury all summer and through preseason practice, but Meyer said the training staff believed it was a pull. Now it appears to be tendon damage.

"We found out there is some damage to his hamstring,'' Meyer said. "That really doesn't happen very often. It's a tendon and we're going to evaluate the significance of it. But it's a real injury. We were worried it was just a tight hamstring, or a hamstring pull or a hamstring strain. It might be something more than that. We'll have more details over the weekend and Monday. They said it's actually tendons. There's possibly a torn tendon.''

Meyer said he was told of the severity of Debose's condition Friday night and does not know for certain if he will need surgery.

"I don't know,'' he said. "They are doing more research on it. It's not a common injury. It must have happened in that state track meet because a lot of times you don't MRI a hamstring, you just let it heal.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:13pm]

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