Brady Quinn and Alicia Sacramone
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10/11/2011 at 01:00 PM EDT
Things have been better on the sports front for elite athlete couple Brady Quinn
and Alicia Sacramone
Quinn, a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, watched as fellow backup (and fan favorite) Tim Tebow got to play in Sunday's game against San Diego.
And Sacramone, a captain for the U.S. silver medal-winning women's gymnastics team, tore her Achilles tendon last week while training for the world championships in Tokyo.
But at least they have each other.
"Best boyfriend award goes to @BQ9 for taking the red eye from Denver to be here for my surgery today," Sacramone Tweeted
Monday. "Just another reason why I love him."
The decorated gymnast (who recently posed nude
for the annual ESPN
Body Issue) added via Twitter
that her surgery was a success.
Not to mention her team's performance in Tokyo.
"Words can't describe how proud I am of all of you!" she raved of her teammates, who took home the gold
on Tuesday. Sacramone will get a medal as well, bringing her total count to a record-breaking
ten world medals.
The Broncos, however, didn't fare as well. They lost to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 29-24.