Tim Tebow is attempting a career in baseball, but if what happened to him over the weekend is any indication, it’s dead in the water.
According to reports, Tebow is nursing an ankle injury after he apparently sprained his left ankle on a sprinkler that was part of the irrigation system in the Mets’ practice facility.
I guess that’s still less embarrassing than having your positions be “personal punt protector,” though.
Mike Puma of the New York Post reported the news.
From the report:
Tebow was expected to receive an X-ray on the ankle Sunday afternoon. If no structural damage was detected, it’s possible he will be used as the designated hitter on Monday against the Astros for his Grapefruit League debut this spring.
“I’m trying to be smart about it and keep [the ankle] taped,” Tebow said, via the New York Post.
There’s no word on when Tebow will return to the diamond, but the good news is that he apparently has not been affected in batting practice, with the former Heisman Trophy winner still capable of smashing home runs.