Tebow Takes Post-Concussion Tests
Gator quarterback Tim Tebow went through more post-concussion tests Tuesday, and this time, he had his coach tagging along. Head coach Urban Meyer took several balance and memory tests with his star player because he was curious about the process. Meyer says Tebow hasn't been allowed to watch television or read, and didn't attend practice.
Meyer also says Tebow understands the severity of his brain injury. "This isn't a turf toe or a shoulder," Meyer said. "This is a
concussion. He's a grown man, so he's going to take care of
himself. I'm very proud of the way he's handled it."
Meyer said Tuesday that Tebow probably would have been pulled from the lopsided game following that drive. Some have questioned why Tebow was still in the game with the Gators leading 31-7. "Ultimately, it's my call," Meyer said. "If we go in and score right there, I think we do yank him out of the game. But you also want to make sure you secure the game."
Meyer says there is no timetable for getting Tebow back on the
practice field. He also made it clear that Tebow could miss practice this week and next and still start the team's next game, at LSU on October 10.
"You have to earn that right, and obviously the left-handed quarterback's earned that right," Meyer says.
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