Tim Tebow has taken his fair share of hits in his time as a football player, so he’s used to playing through pain. But his latest injury came in a way that isn’t common in the game of football.
While playing for the New York Mets spring training team, the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback sprained his ankle by tripping on a sprinkler head in the outfield, according to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Tebow is in his second spring training with the Mets, after he spent last spring with the club. He did not make it up to big leagues, spending the entire year in the minor leagues. Tebow hit .226 in 126 games last season, hitting 8 home runs and driving in 52 RBI.
Last week, the Mets general manager, Sandy Alderson said that Tebow will play in the major leagues. That would be an incredibly impressive feat, given that he hadn’t played baseball since he was in high school, which was over a decade before joining the Mets.
He was also a starting NFL quarterback prior to getting into baseball. Tebow spent time with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets and also had brief stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles after being taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow also still works as an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network.
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