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Troy Tulowitzki undergoes groin surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Jun 21, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

Troy Tulowitzki AP

Troy Tulowitzki underwent groin surgery today, as expected, and the Rockies shortstop has been given an initial return timetable of 6-8 weeks.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki is already able to walk around following the operation, which removed scar tissue that was irritating a nerve in his groin.

Returning in eight weeks would put Tulowitzki back in the lineup in mid-August, at which point the Rockies will likely have already been sellers at the trade deadline. In other words, there won’t be much motivation to rush him off the disabled list for the final month of the season if he experiences any kind of setback in the rehab process.

In the meantime Marco Scutaro takes over as the Rockies’ starting shortstop–perhaps auditioning for a stretch-run role with various contenders–and Chris Nelson is the primary second baseman.

Tulowitzki, who played an average of 134 games in his first five full seasons, hit .287 with eight homers and an .846 OPS in 47 games before being shut down.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Fantasy spin, we have seen the last of Tulo being a top 5 pick in fantasy drafts

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Before someone chimes in
      Verlander, Kershaw, Braun, Votto, Miggy, Kemp, Strasburg, and at his current place, Trout

  2. kappy32 - Jun 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    This is from a mesh implanted to fix a hernia. I had the same operation, the mesh causes excessive scar tissue which needs to be removed, but it didn’t work for me. I had to have the entire mesh removed, which resulted in me losing my left testicle too. I didn’t think losing my nut was a side effect of hernia surgery. I hope all he has is nerve entrapment because he will be in for a long road of misery if it’s more.

  3. ezwriter69 - Jun 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    He and Hamilton are two of the best part time players in the history of baseball, seriously…

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