Tim Tebow’s season with the Syracuse Mets has come to an end.
According to a report from Mets insider Tim Healey, an injury he suffered earlier in the season will cost Tebow the rest of the 2019 campaign.
The former college football star suffered a significant cut on his left pinky last month and it reportedly won’t heal in time for him to come back this season.
Mets manager Tony DeFrancesco hinted this was a possibility.
“He’ll be out for as long as it takes to heal, get back on track. It’s just kind of in an awkward spot between his index finger, his ring finger and pinkie,” the manager said in July.
According to the report from Healey, the Mets expect Tebow to come back for a fourth season in 2020.
Breaking: Tim Tebow’s season is over, sources said.
He suffered a deep cut on his left pinky last month, and it won’t heal in time for him to play again this year.
The Mets expect Tebow, who turns 32 next week, back in 2020 for his fourth season of pro baseball.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 10, 2019
It’s a troubling update for Tebow, who showed promise in the New York Mets’ minor league system before his move up to Triple-A.
Since the move, Tebow has struggled mightily to find any sort of rhythm at the plate.
The former NFL quarterback finished the 2019 campaign with a .163/.240/.255 slash line with four home runs, 19 RBIs, 98 strikeouts and 20 walks in 77 games.
It’s the second straight season Tebow’s year with the Mets came to an end because of an injury. In 2018, he suffered a broken right hand in July which cost him the final months of the season.