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How Tim Tebow Suffered His 'Freak' Injury At Spring Training

Tim Tebow staring into the distance.

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions watches from the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Tim Tebow baseball "experiment" has involved into something more serious, according to people within the Mets organization. There's belief that the former quarterback could actually rise up into the majors at some point.

The former Heisman Trophy winner's start at spring training hasn't gotten off to the best start, though. He was injured.

Tebow, 30, has sprained his left ankle. He did it in a freaky way, too.

The Mets outfielder sprained his ankle while running out onto the field. He stepped on a sprinkler head while running, rolling his ankle.


Thankfully, the injury does not appear to be serious. He's considered to be day-to-day.

For now, Tebow is limited to just taking batting practice. He's yet to appear in a game.

New York has big plans for Tebow moving forward. The Mets' GM believes he'll make it to the MLB.

"I think he will play in the Major Leagues," said GM Sandy Alderson.

Tebow will begin the minor league season in Double-A. If he plays well, he'll likely rise up in the organization sometime this summer.