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Old 09-26-09, 08:55 PM
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Tebow knocked out of game

Posted: Saturday September 26, 2009 8:50PM; Updated:
Saturday September 26, 2009 8:59PM
Tebow helped off field after hard hit on sack

Florida QB Tim Tebow had accounted for 222 yards
and three touchdowns before getting knocked out of the game.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had to be helped off the field following a hard hit in the third quarter against Kentucky on Saturday night.

The Gators were in Kentucky territory when Tebow took a big hit from Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham. Tebow's head hit the leg of Florida right tackle Marcus Gilbert as he fell to the ground. He lay motionless for several minutes before sitting up. He walked off the field with help to the bench, where his parents came down from the stands to join him.

He was replaced by backup John Brantley on Florida's next possession.

Tebow had rushed for 123 yards and two scores and added another 103 yards passing and a touchdown before the injury. He started despite having respiratory issues that force him and several teammates to take a separate plane to Lexington on Friday.

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