Lunchtime dish: A final word for now on Gulf’s Orr

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Tue. November 3, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

Here’s a quick overview on the recovery process of Gulf DT Leon Orr, a Florida Gators commit who hasn’t played since Week 2 because of a fractured leg:

*Oct. 29: Had surgery in New Port Richey to repair the damage. Orr was knocked out and doesn’t remember much, but estimated the procedure took a couple of hours. When asked if he was scared at all, Orr replied, “Not really.”

*This week and next, Orr will wear a soft cast on the leg. According to Answers.com, a soft casts allows a decent amount of movement and give – and tends to be more comfortable to wear than a hard cast.

*When the soft cast comes off, Orr will have to spend the next eight weeks in a hard cast. After that, he’ll be able to begin his rehabilitation.

“In about two-and-a-half months, I should be 100 percent,” Orr said.

When I talked to Orr on Saturday, he still seemed a little bummed about having to miss most of his senior season. But he’s excited about the future, and can’t wait to start college.

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