Troy Tulowitzki Out Indefinitely, Headed For Surgery
Troy Tulowitzki can finally tell what’s wrong with his leg, following an MRI a battery of tests on the 27-year-old Rockies player. The diagnosis is scar tissue in his groin that is impacting a nerve.
The Denver Post reports that Tulowitz will have arthroscopic surgery on his left groin on Thursday to remove the scar tissue, an operation that could lead to an eight-week absence. The procedure will be performed by Philadelphia specialist Bill Myers, but means that he will be sidlined until at least August.
Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd told The Denver Post that
“That’s a blessing knowing what it is but the downside of that is more than likely he’s lost for eight weeks. We are planning on eight weeks and will adjust off that. Like any club we are built around our best players. Even if we were having an average year rather than bad year losing him would be problematic.”
ESPN notes that Troy Tulowitzki was injured on May 30th while playing against Houston. He was running out an infield grounder when he pulled up. He took himself out of a game on Wednesday after feeling off.
Tracy has said that they won’t have a timetable for the All-Star shortstop’s return until after he has his surgery on Thursday. The Denver Post reports that close friend Jason Giambi told reporters Tulo is frustrated with his condition. Giambi stated:
“The hardest thing for him was not knowing. That can be so frustrating as a player. This is not good news, but it’s good mental news for him. The important thing is that we get Tulo right. We have just have to keep plugging along. The game doesn’t give you any other choice.”
Before his injury, Troy Tulowitzki was batting .287 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs. He has won the Golden Glove, Silver Slugger Award, and gone to the All-Star Game each of the last two years.
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