Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tebow Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery; the Gators Quarterback Has a Bone Spur Removed from His Right Arm

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tebow Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery; the Gators Quarterback Has a Bone Spur Removed from His Right Arm

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Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO

GAINESVILLE - Florida quarterback Tim Tebow underwent successful surgery on his non-throwing shoulder Monday morning to remove a bone spur, but the former Nease High School standout will be ready for spring practice.

The surgery, which was performed at Shands Florida Surgical Center in Gainesville, also cleared up chronic inflammation related to the injury Tebow suffered against Kentucky during the 2007 season.

Tebow aggravated that injury earlier this season, necessitating the surgery.

"The surgery went well," UF team physician Pete Indelicato said. "He should be able to begin throwing in the next three to four weeks and a full recovery is expected."

Tebow injured his right shoulder against Kentucky on Oct. 20, 2007, and he needed to have pain-killing injections for UF's final six games of the regular season. Tebow did not have surgery after the season.

Tebow did not miss any games this season because of an injury to that shoulder, although a UF release stated that Tebow aggravated the injury this season. …

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