GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is back home after spending the night in the hospital with a concussion. How long before he plays again is now the question facing the Gators.
Tebow was released from a Lexington, Ky., hospital Sunday morning, about 12 hours after sustaining a concussion in the Gators 41-7 victory at Kentucky. He was held for precautionary reasons and testing.
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. Our medical and athletic training staff will continue to monitor him to determine how much rest and recovery he needs. We will have additional information and updates this week.
Tebow flew back to Gainesville with Meyer and his family Sunday afternoon.
The top-ranked Gators (4-0) are off next week, then play at LSU on Oct. 10. It might be several days, maybe longer, before Tebows status becomes clearer for what could be the toughest game on the defending national champions schedule.
Everyone is concerned about Tim, and our thoughts and our prayers are with him and his family, said associate head coach and defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who filled in for Meyer on the head coachs television show Sunday.
Robert Hight raced to his second Funny Car victory in two playoff events, winning the NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel); Greg Anderson (Pro Stock); and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Hamilton takes Singapore F1 race
McLarens Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on, and Brawn GP driver Jenson Button extended his Formula One championship lead by one point. Hamilton started from the pole and protected his lead to finish 9.6 seconds ahead of Timo Glock, who equaled Toyotas best Formula One result by finishing second. Fernando Alonso gave scandal-hit Renault a lift by finishing third for the French teams first podium finish of the season.
U.S. defends World Cup title
The United States defended its World Cup title with a 10-5 victory over Cuba that was powered by four RBI from Lucas May, including a three-run home run in Nettuno, Italy. The U.S. team, consisting entirely of Triple-A and Double-A players, finished with 14 straight wins after opening the competition with a loss to Venezuela.
Klitschko pummels opponent Saturday
Vitali Klitschko gave Cris Arreola such a beating that his corner finally stepped in to stop the fight in Los Angeles. It was a dominating performance for Klitschko, who retained his piece of the heavyweight title and denied Arreolas bid to become the first Mexican-American to win a heavyweight crown.
The Big Ten Conference said Saturdays game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will kick off at 3:30 p.m. The game at Ohio Stadium will be televised regionally by ABC, with ESPN also involved in coverage. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right ACL in the first half of the Bears 68-13 victory against Northwestern State on Saturday. Alabama linebacker Donta Hightower will have surgery for ligament damage in his left knee and miss the rest of the season.
Leafs send down forward Kadri
The Toronto Maple Leafs have returned forward Nazem Kadri to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Kadri was the seventh overall pick in this years draft. He had three goals and two assists in six preseason games. The Leafs also assigned forward Christian Hanson and defenseman Jonas Frogren to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, and released defenseman Andy Rogers.
Top seed wins 2nd career title
Top-seeded Gael Monfils won his second career ATP Tour title, taking the Open de Moselle final in Metz, France, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2 over Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. Monfils served 14 aces and broke the 23rd-ranked Kohlschreiber twice in the last set before closing out the match in 2 hours, 13 minutes on Sunday. The Frenchman had won their previous encounter last year in Vienna.
Purdue’s Elliott had 3 touchdowns
Because of an editing error, the number of touchdowns Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott threw against Notre Dame was misstated in a 1B story Sunday. Elliott threw three touchdowns.