Tim Tebow’s hopes of making it to the big leagues won’t come true this year. The rising Minor League star is set to undergo season-ending hand surgery tomorrow after a mishap in Friday night’s game.
While at bat in a game against Trenton, Tebow sustained the hand injury that will bring what many are calling his break-out season to an end.
Tebow is batting an average of .273, has hit six home runs, and a total of 36 RBIs.
Adam Schefter, a reporter for ESPN, broke the news on Twitter earlier today, stating that Tebow is likely out for the rest of the season due to the broken hamate bone in his right hand.
Mets’ minor-league OF Tim Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand swinging the bat this weekend and is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday and is now likely out for the season, per MLB source. #sticktobasketball
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2018
Tebow was placed on the disabled list on Saturday and is to undergo surgery on Tuesday to remove the broken bone. The surgery normally requires six to eight weeks in recovery time, which runs up to the end of the Minor League season.
Trish Kilgannon, a sports & news video journalist for Spectrum News, tweeted out footage of the swing that “ended Tim Tebow’s season.”
Here’s the swing that ended Tim Tebow’s season. It happened in the seventh inning of Thursday’s game pic.twitter.com/q6YPlLHfwP
— Trish Kilgannon (@trishkilgannon) July 23, 2018
Just last month Tebow talked about his progress, which has had a steady uphill climb throughout the season.
“I have learned a lot,” Tebow said last month. “I am also continuing to make those adjustments and learning to improve based on the pitchers, series, games, all of that. I think, as a hitter, you have to have a short memory and also continue to be able to learn. I still think that there are a lot of things that I know I will improve on, and can improve on, and I am making those strides every day.”
In April, Tebow hit .226 in April, .241 in May, .301 in June and .340 in July, which was enough to make Mets assistant GM John Ricco consider Tebow’s future on the team.
Prayers up and best of luck, Tim Tebow!