Tim Tebow is ready for his comeback.
The Mets minor-league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy winner released a video via his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation, where he expressed optimism that he will be able to bounce back from his season-ending surgery of his broken hamate bone in his right hand.
"In every setback, there's a comeback," he said. "Our God is full of comebacks. There's disappointing things that happen, and of course that was disappointing for me. But at the same time, comebacks are pretty awesome, and I can't wait for this one. That was also the mindset of hwo hard I work, how hard I train to come back from this."
Tebow, 31, showed progress in his attempt at a major league baseball career last season, batting .273/.336/.399 with six home runs and 36 RBI.
It was good enough to earn him a spot on the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game shortly before sustaining the season-ending injury.
New Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, who was Tebow's former agent, said the outfielder will likely start the 2019 season with Triple-A Syracuse.
It would be one step closer for Tebow to fulfill his dream of playing in the majors, which he is confident will still happen.
"You know what? I know that this happened for a reason," Tebow said of his injury. "I'm ready to bounce back, because [God] didn't give me the dream to go out there and play baseball just to break my hand. I believe that. I'm excited about the next chapter."