Tim Tebow has his 'Welcome to the Mets' second: a freak spring training injury

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Tim Tebow (Getty Pictures)

Not even Tim Tebow is protected from the Mets’ injury monster (it mutated nicely past an injury bug years in the past). How he acquired harm was Mets-ian, too. 

Tebow advised reporters Sunday he tripped on a sprinkler head final week at the staff’s complicated in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and sprained his left ankle. 

Like the quarterback he’s, he tried to work via the injury, however his capacity to make cuts has been restricted.

The New York Submit reported Tebow might function the designated hitter in the Mets’ exhibition Monday vs. the Astros if X-rays on the ankle take a look at.

In case you have been questioning, this injury will not value Tebow a chance to make the massive membership, although Mets basic supervisor Sandy Alderson predicted final week that Tebow will sometime play in the main leagues. The plan has lengthy been for the 30-yr-previous outfielder to start the season with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y.

That plan is not altering regardless that main-league outfielders Juan Lagares (hamstring), Jay Bruce (foot) and Michael Conforto (shoulder surgical procedure) are additionally out. Conforto, in truth, is predicted to miss the first month as his restoration drags.

If Lagares and Bruce have to miss common-season time as nicely, then New York can promote a nonroster participant comparable to Ty Kelly, Matt den Dekker or Zach Borenstein; purchase a main leaguer; and/or use infielders Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores in the outfield.