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Tim Tebow injures leg sliding into second base

The ex-quarterback was attempting to steal second.

Arizona Fall League Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

In the midst of scathing reviews and all-around struggles on the field, Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career has taken another hit—the Heisman-winner-turned-outfielder injured his leg in an Arizona Fall League game Monday.

While trying to steal second base in the fourth inning, Tebow slid awkwardly and came up holding his right knee, according to Tebow had reached first on a fielder’s choice and the steal would have been his second of the AFL season, but he was thrown out on the play. The 29-year-old prospect came out of the game and was able to walk off under his own power. He underwent tests on the knee, the results of which have not yet been made public.

The initial hype around Tebow has died down a bit since he hit a home run in his first at-bat with the Florida instructional league. The former SEC Network broadcaster is hitting .147 in 10 AFL games (5-for-34) with a double, one RBI, and two runs scored, though his single in Monday’s game gave him a hit in each of his last three games. He also recently snapped an 0-for-13 skid.