Tim Tebow has undergone successful hand surgery today in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  In a statement released by the New York Mets Tebow had the hamate bone in his right hand removed.  The hamate bone is a small irregularly shaped carpal bone and according to medical sources is located above the metacarpals of the ring finger and little finger. The injury is not uncommon in baseball players and can make it difficult to grip and swing a bat.  Giancarlo Stanton suffered a similar injury during the 2015 season.

Recovery time from the injury and subsequent surgery is generally six to eight weeks.  Some who have had the surgery say the healing process could be as little as three weeks.

Tebow apparently suffered the injury during an at-bat in a game against the Trenton Thunder at NYSEG Stadium last week.  Tebow was coming off of an Eastern League All-Star Game appearance and was batting .273 with six home runs with the
Rumble Ponies.

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