Tebow to have surgery, likely out for the season

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It looks like Tebow Time may be up here in Binghamton.

Last Thursday, the Ponies All-Star left fielder exited Binghamton’s game in the 7th inning with an apparent hand or wrist injury. He was placed on the 7-Day Disabled List on Saturday. 

Later Monday afternoon, the New York Mets organization confirmed that Tebow suffered a hamate bone fracture in his right hand. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday, and with a six-to-eight week recovery time, Tebow will likely be out for the remainder of the Rumble Ponies season.

It happened on an awkward swing last Thursday against the Trenton Thunder. As he jogged down to first after being walked, you can see him clenching his right hand into a fist. 

The hamate bone is located on the outer part of the wrist, and helps form the carpal tunnel where a majority of the wrist tendons pass through. This type of fracture is common in baseball players and golfers.

Tebow made an immediate impact in Binghamton, starting his tenure with the Ponies by hitting a home run in his first at-bat.

After a mid-season funk, Tebow began to emerge as a legitimate professional hitter, and was named to the Eastern League All-Star team. He finishes his first year at AA with a .273 batting average, six homers, and 36 RBIs in 84 games.

Next year, the New York Mets AAA affiliate moves from Las Vegas to Syracuse, and could be a landing spot for Tebow based on how his recovery goes.

The Ponies are on the road until next Tuesday when they return home to host the Hartford Yard Goats. 

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