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Tim Tebow injures ankle during Mets Spring Training

Most sports fans know Tim Tebow as the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the Florida Gators. After his college years, he played for the Denver Broncos. He then quit football to become a baseball player for the New York Mets' minor league system. It seems he has a love for sports. In all actuality, Tebow was a baseball player in high school and then played football in college.

This year during the Mets' Spring training, Tebow tripped over a sprinkler head as he was walking around in the outfield.“I’m trying to be smart about it and keep (the ankle) taped,” Tebow told USA Today reporters after workouts on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Until the injury is healed, he will be limited to only batting practice as he keeps the ankle taped up. He is expected to come back and do full workouts in the upcoming weeks.

During the past few seasons, Tebow hit .226 with eight home runs and 126 strikeout in 126 games between Hi-A and Low-A.