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October 11, 2011 02:10 PM

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.

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