It’s amazing how many sports writers and talking heads have become doctors this week. Tim Tebow sustains a concussion, and all of a sudden we have doctors and experts popping up all across the Internet, telling us how Tebow’s injury needs to be treated, and how long he should remain sidelined.
One writer who covers the team said Tebow needs to sit out the season. This opinion came before Tebow was even loaded into the ambulance Saturday night in Lexington. OK, out for the season even though you don’t know what the injury is yet.
Another national writer has offered some advice to Urban Meyer: Rest Tebow for the next four games no matter what. Four games. Where did he come up with that number?
Here’s some advice for all those out there who suddenly think they’re medical experts: Leave it up to the real medical experts to treat Tebow and decide when he returns.
That’s what Urban Meyer is doing. The decision for when Tebow returns is out of his hands. The doctors will decide. When his symptoms are gone, when he’s 100 percent healthy, the doctors will clear him to play. When they say he’s ready, he’s ready.
Of course, here is what will happen. Let’s say Tebow’s headache goes away this week and the doctors say he’s good to go for the LSU game. All those “experts” out there will instantly jump on Meyer, saying it’s too soon for Tebow to come back. How could Meyer put him at such risk?
When that junk starts coming out, here will be my response: Somebody must have stepped on a duck.