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Hereford coach awaits doctor's OK

Hereford High School football coach Steve Turnbaugh, who shattered his left leg in four places while playing football in Myrtle Beach, S.C., three weeks ago, will discover from his orthopedic surgeon tomorrow whether he should coach from a wheelchair or possibly miss his ninth season.

Turnbaugh's leg is immobilized with titanium rods and four pins. His wife, Becky, drives him to practice, where he coaches from a wheelchair and gets around on crutches.

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"I think he's [Dr. Scott Tarantino of Towson Orthopedic Associates] going to tell me ... we're going to leave the external fixator on and let it heal naturally, or that he's got to go in for another surgery and repair the bone," said Turnbaugh, who has never missed a game or practice while coaching the Bulls to three state titles, a 26-game winning streak and 47 straight wins in Baltimore County.


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