A tournament official confirmed to ESPN.com on
Wednesday that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will not be playing in the
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, scheduled for Feb. 9-12, because of an
injury he suffered in the Broncos' playoff loss to the New England Patriots.
Tournament director Steve Worthy had told the Monterey
Herald on Tuesday that Tebow would not be playing in the tournament.
"Due to the injuries, it looks like he's a
no-go," Worthy said.
Tebow played through rib, lung and chest injuries he
suffered in Denver's 45-10 divisional-round loss at New England.
At the start of the third quarter, Tebow tore cartilage
on his first rib where it attaches to his sternum, bruised his lung and had
fluid buildup in his pleural cavity, an NFL source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam
He won't need surgery, is expected to make a full
recovery with some downtime and his offseason training program shouldn't be
affected in any way.
While Tebow won't be playing in the tournament, two
high-profile members of the team that ended his season will be playing.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both are scheduled to
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also will be
playing in the tournament. Tiger Woods will be his playing partner.