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Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow likely to be a game-time decision

Tebow likely to be game-time decision

GAINESVILLE — Tim Tebow's status for Saturday's game at LSU remains questionable and whether he'll play likely won't be decided before then.

Florida coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Tebow practiced for the second day in a row but contact was limited.

"After (Tuesday's) practice, I was told to game plan with the intent that there's a chance that Tim could play," Meyer said. "All the other stuff, we'll make decisions as we get closer."

Tebow suffered a concussion on Sept. 26 against Kentucky and has not been medically cleared to play. Meyer said if and when he is, the staff will err on the side of caution.

"I've never seen the attention to detail," he said. "I guess you expect that here at Florida. This is not one, two, three. It's many, many people involved in the evaluation phase of Tim."

Meyer is aware keeping the decision under wraps could appear to be a calculated strategy.

"Is it an advantage, us not telling?" he said. "I'm not worried about that right now. We're game planning as if there's a chance Tim could play. There's a chance he won't play. That's going to be pretty much the response until the foot hits the ball down there."

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow likely to be a game-time decision 10/07/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:45pm]
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