Tebow out of hospital, back at UF after concussion

Sep 27, 2009 |
Tebow out of hospital, back at UF after concussion

Star quarterback Tim Tebow was back at the University of Florida on Sunday, one day after being hospitalized with a concussion suffered in a 41-7 win at Kentucky.

"Our medical and athletic training staff will continue to monitor him to determine how much rest and recovery he needs," said Florida coach Urban Meyer, who stayed overnight with Tebow at University Medical Center in Lexington. "We will have additional information and updates this week."

The injury to the former Heisman Trophy winner comes at perhaps the most opportune time for the top-ranked defending national champions, who do not play until Oct. 10 at LSU, perhaps the toughest game on their schedule.

The home team has won the last four meetings between the Gators and Tigers, although Florida has won all four against the spread. LSU visits Georgia next week.

The Gators, who are 9-5 to repeat as champions, also have been beset by a flu bug, with several key players - including Tebow - traveling to Kentucky apart from their teammates. That raises questions as to why Tebow was still in the game.

Florida scored 31 points in the first quarter and was going in for another score in the third quarter when Tebow was sacked by Taylor Wyndham and hit his head against the leg of teammate Marcus Gilbert. He needed several minutes to get up and off the field, where he threw up before being carted away.

John Brantley replaced Tebow and was 4-of-6 for 30 yards and a score. He is 22-of-30 for 232 yards and four TDs in three games this season. 

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