Tim Tebow, Mets’ Minor Leaguer, Has Hand Injury, Likely Out For Season

Tim Tebow probably won’t appear in the show this year.

The former NFL quarterback and current minor-league baseball player suffered a potentially season-ending hand injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday via Twitter.

Tebow, 30, broke his hand Saturday in the seventh inning of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ win over the the Trenton Thunder, according to The New York Post’s Ethan Sears. The Rumble Ponies reportedly put Tebow on the disabled list, and he saw a hand specialist Monday.

Tebow currently is hitting .273 this season, his second in professional baseball and first at the AA level. He participated in the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game, and some believed the Mets were planning to summon him to the big-league club in September.

The chances of that happening now seem to have evaporated.

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