Denver QB Tebow Played Hurt During Playoff Loss to Patriots

Reports are Tim Tebow was nowhere near 100 percent while playing against the Pats on Saturday night in the AFC Divisional Playoff loss at Foxboro.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Tebow tore cartilage on his first rib, suffered a bruised lung and had some fluid buildup during Saturday night’s loss. Schefter says that he injuries occurred after he was hit inside the pocket on a pass play early in the third quarter.

On the Broncos second possession of the second half, Tebow was sacked by Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Rob Ninkovich early in the third quarter. Tebow was a little slow to get up and he appeared to be favoring his left side on the following play.

Tebow toughed it out and remained in the game and is expected to be ready for the start of the team’s off-season workout program.

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