New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow will miss the next six to eight weeks with a hand injury.
The former Heisman Trophy winner will have surgery on Tuesday. Binghamton’s season ends in six weeks. Therefore, Tebow is likely out for the remainder of the season.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tebow suffered a hamate bone fracture in his right hand.
The Rumble Ponies’ outfielder sustained the injury Friday night when Binghamton played the Trenton Thunder. It is unclear what caused the injury.
Binghamton manager Luis Rojas said after Friday’s game, “He came out of the game with discomfort in his hand and his wrist.”.
Tebow was placed on the disabled list Saturday.
He had played in the Eastern League all star game earlier this month, batting a .273 average with six home runs and 36 RBIs.
Tebow also had a team high 103 strikeouts, playing in 83 games for Binghamton this season.