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Tim Tebow Suffered A Freak Injury At Spring Training

Tim Tebow holding a baseball bat behind his back.

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions warms up in 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)

Tim Tebow, baseball player, is back. The former football star is in spring training with the New York Mets.

The former Heisman Trophy winner's preseason hasn't gotten off to the best start. He's been 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.