Unusual Injury Will Sideline Troy Tulowitzki Until August

The Rockies shortstop was on a rehab assignment, but now might be out several more weeks.

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Troy Tulowitzki Out 8 Weeks, Says Rockies GM

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki finally got a diagnosis of his injury, and it wasn’t good — a groin injury that will require surgery, to be performed by Dr. William Meyers Thursday in Philadelphia.

Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has the bad news for the team’s fans. Troy Renck:

“That’s a blessing knowing what it is, but the downside of that is more than likely he’s lost for eight weeks. That’s what we are planning on and will adjust off that,” general manager Dan O’Dowd told The Denver Post. “Like any club, we are built around our best players. Even if we were having an average year rather than a bad year, losing him would be problematic.”

That would put Tulowitzki out until late August at best; he’d likely have to go on another rehab assignment before returning. With the year the Rockies are having — currently with the third-worst record in baseball — it might almost be better for him to simply wait and come back in 2013.

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Troy Tulowitzki Has 'Hockey/Baseball Pitcher Syndrome'

Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies had begun a rehab assignment and was hoping to be back in action by this weekend. Instead, he was examined for a possible sports hernia, which could have kept him out for several more weeks.

Now, he’s going to have surgery on something that sounds strange, so let this sequence of tweets from the official Rockies Twitter account explain:

They continued with two further tweets that stated the surgery will be performed Thursday in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers. The Rockies ended their tweet sequence by saying they’d update further after the surgery. According to Troy Renck, Tulowitzki's probably going to miss at least six more weeks.

That’s rough news for both Tulo and the Rockies, who are having an annus horribilis.

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Troy Tulowitzki Could Have Sports Hernia

The Colorado Rockies had hoped to have shortstop Troy Tulowitzki back in action by the weekend, or early next week at the latest.

Now, it looks as if “Tulo” might be out for several more weeks; he’s going to be examined by doctors to check out whether he has a sports hernia. Patrick Saunders:

Tulowitzki suffered a setback in the first game of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday while running the bases in the third inning. He was placed on the disabled list on May 31.

Sports hernias usually are diagnosed almost exclusively with very high-level male athletes. It is a diagnosis that often comes with athletes who have longstanding groin pain.

In layman’s terms, athletic pubalgia, commonly known as a “sports hernia,” is a tear of muscles of the lower abdomen.

If surgery is required, the athlete is usually sidelined from four to six weeks before they can begin their full activities again.

Sounds painful just reading that. If Tulowitzki does require surgery, he’d likely be out until August. It’s been a lost season for him and for the Rockies.

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Troy Tulowitzki Starts Rehab Assignment

The Rockies have been without shortstop Troy Tulowitzki since the end of May due to a groin injury.

Fortunately for the team, “Tulo” is on his way back. He’s going to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Troy Renck:

Tulowitzki is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, but Sunday or Tuesday are more realistic dates.

Tulowitzki is expected to remain with the Sky Sox, playing Thursday and likely Friday in Las Vegas. That would leave him in position to return to the big leagues either in Detroit or possibly Tuesday in Philadelphia when the Rockies open a three-game series there.

“I feel really good,” said Tulowitzki, who has hit in batting practice and fielded groundballs with no issues.

The Rockies were having a rough year even with Tulo in the lineup, but they are (so far) 4-7 without him. He is currently leading in NL All-Star voting for shortstops, in a close race with the CardinalsRafael Furcal, so if he returns and plays well, Rockies fans will at least have that to cheer for.

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