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Jets' Ryan insists Tebow (ribs) could've played

Updated: November 23, 2012, 4:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Tim Tebow had no real shot at playing against the New England Patriots.

The New York Jets' backup quarterback has two broken ribs, and coach Rex Ryan insisted Tebow still could've played, but he had no intention of putting him on the field Thursday night unless it was an emergency.

Apparently, a 49-19 blowout didn't qualify.

The Jets found out two days before the game that Tebow's sore ribs were actually fractured when results from an MRI exam and CT scan were released. ...

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