Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, who, yes, is still playing baseball, exited his Arizona Fall League game in the fourth inning on Monday.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo reports Tebow slid into second after reaching on a fielder’s choice and attempting to swipe the bag. He was thrown out by Orioles catching prospect Austin Wynns but popped up out of his slide holding his right knee.
After being replaced by Phillies outfield prospect Aaron Brown, Tebow walked off the field “gingerly,” Mayo writes.
Any complications near the knee should strike fear in anyone, but the fact Tebow was able to get up and walk off under his own power indicate the injury isn’t too serious. The Mets confirmed, to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, that there was only minor irritation to the knee and that Tebow is “day-to-day.”
Update: The Mets say that Tim Tebow's right knee injury is just minor irritation and he is day to day. Tebow… https://t.co/Wa6ldiS5C0
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He had singled in his first at-bat of the game, giving him hits in three straight. But those were just three of five total hits in 47 at-bats all season in the Fall League. Prior to exiting with injury, Tebow was hitting .147 with just one extra-base hit, a double.