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Tim Tebow Likely Done For Season With Broken Hand

July 23, 2018 - 2:50 pm

By WFAN.com

Tim Tebow is likely out for the season after suffering a hand injury swinging the bat in a minor league game this past weekend.

The 30-year-old Mets minor leaguer is set to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the hamate bone in his right hand, according ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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The former NFL player has made significant progress since joining the Mets' minor league system. Tebow, who was named an Eastern League All-Star this season for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, was batting .273 with a .336 on-base percentage and six home runs in 84 games.

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With the Mets (40-56) struggling, many believed Tebow would make his major league debut this season, when the rosters are expanded to 40 spots in September. 

As a quarterback, Tebow led the Florida Gators to two national championships in 2006 and 2008 and won the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He enjoyed a short stint of success with the Denver Broncos, including a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. He was a backup for the Jets in 2012.