Tape It Up: Florida: Cast Off

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Florida: Cast Off

Much to the Gator Nation's sigh of relief, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had the cast removed from his broken right hand on Friday and - to no one's surprise - practiced without any problems. Remember, the Heisman Trophy winner did not have much trouble with his hand before it was placed in the cast. He sustained the non-displaced fracture during the team's Nov. 24 win over Florida State and played the majority of the game with his hand broken before seeking medical attention. The cast also did not get in the sophomore's way when he hoisted the signature Trophy after his name was called in New York last weekend. But still, getting the cast off is certainly a relief, especially coming so far ahead of the Jan. 1 kickoff of the Capital One Bowl.

"It's weird, obviously, for the first time using it and being able to move the wrist and everything," Tebow said. "It'll be back to normal. It was fine."

After spending the better of a week away from the field attending his many awards ceremonies, Tebow got back to the field with only a small brace on his hand and wrist. He hopes to have both of those removed before the Capital One Bowl, when the Gators face off against Michigan.

"The more you're out here, the more comfortable you're going to get," Tebow said. "I feel back right where I was when we played Florida State. It's nice to get out here and play after a week off. I love playing football, so coming out here, I was having fun running around and getting to play again."

If Tebow can complete 19 of 28 passes for 262 yards with three touchdowns and run for another 89 yards and two scores with a broken hand, just imagine what he can do with that cast off and the hand fully healed. Michigan, most likely, is not eager to find out.

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