NEW YORK (AP) — Mets minor leaguer and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a cut on his left hand.
The 31-year-old Tebow hit .163 in 77 games during his first season with Triple-A Syracuse but hasn't played since July 21 after injuring himself fielding a ball in the outfield. The laceration required several stitches. Syracuse's regular season ends Sept. 2.
This is the second straight year Tebow's season will end prematurely. The outfielder missed the final two months of 2018 because of a broken bone in his right hand.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy-winner is in his third year of professional ball and first in Triple-A after a three-year stint at quarterback in the NFL. He has batted .223 with 18 homers in 287 minor league games.
Newsday first reported that Tebow would miss the rest of 2019.