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Florida's Tim Tebow returns home after suffering concussion

The senior quarterback spent the night in a Kentucky hospital after being hurt on Saturday.

September 28, 2009|Associated Press

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is back home after spending the night in a hospital because of a concussion. How long before he plays again is now the big question facing the Gators.

Tebow was released from a Lexington, Ky., hospital Sunday morning, about 12 hours after suffering a concussion in the Gators' 41-7 victory at Kentucky. He was held for precautionary reasons and tests.

"Tim is doing fine this morning," said Coach Urban Meyer, who stayed behind with Tebow. "His CT scans came back and indicated that Tim suffered a concussion."

Tebow flew back to Gainesville, Fla., with Meyer and his family Sunday afternoon.

The top-ranked Gators (4-0) are off next week, then play at Louisiana State on Oct. 10. It might be several days, maybe longer, before Tebow's status becomes clearer.

Baylor loses Griffin

Baylor sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee. He was hurt in the first half of the Bears' 68-13 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.

Tide linebacker hurt

Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower will have surgery on his left knee to repair ligament damage. Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban did not say if the sophomore would return this season.

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