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This injury ends former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow’s 2018 baseball season

Eastern Division's Tim Tebow swings from the on-deck circle during the ninth inning of the Eastern League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Trenton, N.J.
Eastern Division's Tim Tebow swings from the on-deck circle during the ninth inning of the Eastern League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. AP Photo

Tim Tebow fans will have to wait until next season to see if he can make the jump to Major League Baseball.

Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the University of Florida who is now in the New York Mets minor league system, suffered a broken hamate bone in his right hand, according to ESPN. The injury will likely sideline him for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Tebow was having a relative breakthrough year in 2018 for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies. In 84 games, he was hitting .273 with 36 RBI and six home runs. He had recorded hits in 14 of his past 15 games, including two three-hit performances in that span.

A young fan met Tim Tebow while he stood on the on-deck circle. When it was time for Tebow to step to the plate, he delivered another surprise.

He was named to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star team this year and hit a double in the game. Murmurs began surfacing about whether the Mets would call Tebow up later in the year when MLB rosters expand in September.

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