The Injury Bug Strikes Again: Tebow Leaves Practice Clutching Ribs.

Dustin MaulContributor IAugust 18, 2010

ENGLEWOOD, CO - AUGUST 18:  Rookie quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field and heads for the locker room during the early sessions of practice at Dove Valley on August 18, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The injury bug has officially infested Dove Valley, and someone needs to call an exterminator.

Tebow, during the closing seconds of the preseason opener against Cincinnati, had a violent collision with two Bengal players.

Today Tebow left the Dove Valley complex clutching his ribs, shortly after talking with head trainer, Steve Antonopulos during drills.

Tebow did not return to practice, and the diagnosis is bruised ribs.

Tebow has been wearing a flak-jacket padding device around his ribs all this week, and he did not participate in post-practice conditioning sprints.

There is good news. This injury is not that serious. It is only bruised ribs, not broken ribs. According to Mike Klis, "The injury is not what football players would characterize as serious. If the game this Saturday night against the Detroit Lions at Invesco Field at Mile High was the first of the regular season, Tebow would most likely play.

Most signs point towards Tebow playing in the second preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

Here is some news regarding the Broncos Training Camp today:

Eric Decker and Jarvis Moss returned today. Jarvis Moss sported a white cast on his hand.

Moss, who is expected to help contribute in Elvis Dumervil's absence, needs all the reps that he can afford, so it is good to see him back in camp.

Brandon Lloyd continues to have a good camp. He has showed good rapport with starting Quarterback Kyle Orton.

"Brandon Lloyd hauled in a long touchdown pass from Kyle Orton in team drills, bringing the applauding crowd to its feet."