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Report: Tim Tebow played through pain

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  January 18, 2012 07:54 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow played through "considerable" pain Saturday vs. the Patriots.

According to Schefter's report, obtained through an NFL source, Tebow was injured in the third quarter and suffered torn cartilage in his ribs, a bruised lung and had fluid buildup in his chest. He had difficulty sleeping over the weekend, and had an MRI on Monday.

On Monday, Broncos chief of football operations John Elway said Tebow is the team's starting quarterback heading into training camp next summer.

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