Leon Orr to visit doctor next week, find out status



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Tue. October 13, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

NEW PORT RICHEY -- Gulf TE/DT Leon Orr,  who fractured his leg in a Week-2 win over River Ridge, will visit his doctor next week to determine how well the injury has healed and when he’ll be able to play again.

Orr may return this season. But he may not.

“We’re hoping to get him back for the last three games,” Bucs coach Jay Fulmer said. “But it might be the last two, or it might not be at all. It really depends on how the bone heals. Leon can’t control that. I’d love to see him get back. I hate to see a kid miss his entire senior year.”

Gulf (3-3), which has lost three straight, certainly could use Orr.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior is a Florida Gators commit and Rivals.com top-100 national recruit. As a tight end, he’s both a devastating blocker and top-flight receiver. As a defensive tackle, he has the ability to take over a game.

“He’s a one-man wrecking crew,” Fulmer said.

When asked if Orr’s presence on the field was worth a couple touchdowns per game in Gulf’s favor, Fulmer responded, “Absolutely.”

In case you forgot how good Orr is, here’s a reminder:

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