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Antonya English

Tiim Tebow attends team meeting; undergoes more tests

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Florida quarterback Tim Tebow underwent a new battery of tests on Tuesday, then attended an afternoon team meeting, but has not been medically cleared  to return to practice.

Tebow suffered a concussion during the third quarter of last Saturday’s 41-7 win over Kentucky.

"He looks good,'' UF coach Urban Meyer said. "Still has a headache. . . Every day, it's day to day,''

Tebow was present at the afternoon meeting, but did not address the team. He has not watched any video of the Kentucky game or the Gators' upcoming opponent, LSU.

"He's not allowed to do that,'' Meyer said. "We're hoping later in the week. I understand maybe Thursday. He's really not supposed to watch TV. You're not supposed to read, several things. Unfortunately, we've had a few guys have concussions, like everybody, and we knew that. A lot of times they (put) you in a non-stimulus environment, like a dark room or just rest as much as you can.''

Teammate David Nelson said that's not easy for the outgoing Tebow.

:If you know Tim, it’s going to be real hard for him,'' Nelson said. "But at the same time he’s got to listen to the doctors and do what they ask him to do. It’s going to be real tough for him, especially for the competitor he is and the guy he is, he wants to be involved with everything, so it’s going to be tough for him to kind of hold back a little bit. But at the same time, he has to listen to the doctors, if he really wants to get better.""

Tebow is well-known for his highly-competitive nature and penchant for keeping his injuries away from his coaches. But Meyer said there's no chance Tebow will be able to return to the game by hiding whether there is something wrong.

"The good thing about this one is, I actually sat in on some tests because I wanted to see,'' Meyer said. "Balance and memory. It's not like a test, 'How's your ankle?' 'Fine.' 'Good.' You have to pass tests."

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

    

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