Tim Tebow's MLB journey suffered a big blow after the 31-year-old former football turned baseball player suffered a season-ending hand injury. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will miss the remainder of the as he continues to wait for his hand to heal.

League sources told Tim Healey of Newsday that the former college football standout's season is over. Tebow suffered the hand injury back in July and such has come in the way of his dreams of making it to the major league. The injury occurred while he was fielding a ball in the outfield. The cut on his left hand required eight stitches.

Tebow has now blown two chances of making the MLB. Last season, an injury also cut short his aspirations after suffering a broken bone in his hand. That put an abrupt end to his All-Star season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Among the highlights of his stint at the time included hitting a home-run in his first at-bat for a new team before breaking the hamate bone in his right hand, ESPN reported.

With his MLB run coming to an unfortunate end, Tebow is expected to return to his role as a college football analyst for ESPN and SEC Network. Seeing how he made big strides in college football, it appears to be the logical plays for the 25th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft for now.

As far as his MLB is concerned, it remains to be seen if he can once again rise and fulfil his dream. He will be turning 32 in a couple of days, the best to look forward to is a short-term appearance. Even though the Mets want him back next season, MLB rules stand in the way. With MLB going to a 26-man roster through August and only allowing teams to expand the roster to 28 in September beginning in 2020, Tebow’s chance get much smaller, Yahoo Sports reported.

Tebow is in his third year of professional ball and first in Triple-A after a three-year stint at quarterback in the NFL. He has batted .223 with 18 homers in 287 minor league games.

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Tim Tebow was demoted to the minor league camp by the New York Mets. Tim Tebow #83 of the New York Mets poses for a photo during photo days at First Data Field on Feb. 21, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images