Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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That was the long sigh of relief coming from Norman, Okla., on Monday when the Sooners found out how fortunate they were to only lose by 10 points.

What would the margin have been if Florida had been healthy?

Just four days after the Gators' 24-14 win over Oklahoma, word now comes out that Florida's two most feared offensive weapons, quarterback Tim Tebow and receiver Percy Harvin, were playing at less than 100 percent. That was already known about Harvin, who some thought might not play because of a high ankle sprain. Now we find out that he was also suffering from a hairline fracture in his right lower leg. As for Tebow, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder to remove a bone spur.

Both Harvin and Tebow were able to play in last Thursday's game, and both played well. But the situation points out the fine line that there is in football and how injuries can quickly even out the playing field.

Gators fans are ecstatic that Tebow is returning for the 2009 season. …

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