Tim Tebow Suffered a Bruised Lung and Torn Rib Cartilage in Patriots' Loss

According to Adam Schefter, Tim Tebow suffered torn rib cartilage, a bruised lung, and fluid buildup in the pleural cavity after a hit in the pocket during the third quarter of Saturday night’s game. Tebow finished out the game, but has been in pain this week and had a chest MRI on Monday.

This calls into question whether Tebow would have even been available this week, if Denver had, you know, mounted that comeback from 35-7 down at the half, and if they could have stopped New England in the second half without Tom Brady punting on third down, and if Marion Barber would have then been signed to carry the ball for New England late in the game.

Tebow’s numbers by half: first half- 3 for 10, 28 yards, 2 sacks, 4 rushes for 14 yards; second half- 6 for 16, 108 yards, 3 sacks, no rush attempts.

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