Tim Tebow suffered that scary injury last night against Kentucky with 3:57 left in the third quarter and the Gators up 34-7. The question of whether he should have even been in the game at that point will be rehashed over and over and over again for the next two weeks at the very least.
Not shown in that clip is Tebow vomiting into a bag while being carted off the field. Having the benefit of a doctor in the family and therefore immediately accessible when one of my daughters got a nasty knock on the noggin thanks to gravity and concrete several years ago, I've learned that puking after a head injury is a warning sign that screams GET TO THE HOSPITAL NOW, which is exactly where Tim Tebow spent the night. Word is, he's fine, so there's some good news.
Alligator Army says that "we almost died tonight," noting that even if Tebow returns right away, Florida will likely want to rely on other guys to get the tough yards.
Seeing a guy lay motionless on the field is a scary, scary sight, and I don't care what colors the guy is wearing. Tebow's a good guy, and despite last week's war of words between Volunteers and Gators, I sincerely hope that nobody in orange allows themselves to respond in appropriately. I, for one, join Eric Berry in praying for a speedy recovery for Tebow and Nick Reveiz. Clay Travis, by the way, says that Kentucky's players celebrated far too long after the hit, but not having seen it live, I can't really tell, and I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Going forward, Florida just needs to figure out how long the effects might last and what they're going to do in the meantime. The Gators' bye week couldn't have come at a better time, as they'll have next weekend off before heading to the all-important showdown with LSU on October 10.