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Pre-screening tests will help doctors determine Tim Tebow's playing status



As part of its pre-participation screening, all Florida football players undergo baseline impact testing, which is a part of the evaluation process that will help doctors determine when Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is ready to return.

Florida utilizes the IMPACT testing system to gain baseline measurements of all its players, as well as baseline testing on the Balance Equilibrium Scoring System (BESS), the Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC) form, and a Post Concussion Symptom Scale, Florida athletic officials said.

Tebow's last baseline test was in June.

Because of the baseline testing, doctors will be able to make comparisons of Tebow before and after the concussion he suffered last Saturday to determine when it is safe for him to begin practicing and playing again. 

This is the first concussion Tebow has had in his UF career.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:19pm]


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