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Troy Tulowitzki may be done for the year. UPDATE: Or maybe not.

Jul 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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Update: Troy Renck, who covers the Rockies for the Denver Post counters this report. He just tweeted that, based on his conversations with Tulowitzki, Tulo is not done. He’s currently four and a half weeks out of surgery with an estimated recovery time of eight weeks.

4:00 PM: Troy Tulowitzki had groin surgery in June and was supposed to miss a couple of months.  That couple of months could be an underestimation, says Jon Heyman:

Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, originally expected to be out six or eight weeks after groin surgery in late June, could miss the remainder of the season, people familiar with the situation say.

While Tulowitzki could possibly be ready to play late in the year, the Rockies have vowed not to push it, considering they are a non-contender and he is a foundation player. The club understands it may be a lost year for Tulo.

At 17 and a half games back, the Rockies season is toast anyway, so no sense in rushing him back. If his season is over, it ends at .287/.360/.486 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 47 games.

  1. card0109 - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    While the Rockies have still been losing games left and right, the two players filling in for Tulo, Rutledge and Colvin, have been tearing it up all over. If this is what comes of Tulo’s injury, it’s not so bad…

  2. 5thbase - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Guess we won’t get to see any more Tulo yickitties until next year.

  3. forthand26 - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    “While Tulowitzki could possibly be ready to play late in the year, the Rockies have vowed not to push it, considering they are a non-contender and he is a foundation player.”

    With this logic, the Rockies shouldn’t ever play him…the team is garbage and won’t ever compete.

    • tuloisgod - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      While I appreciate your point that the team is garbage (thanks, Dan O’Dowd), I’m reminded that Ernie Banks, Ted Williams, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds*, Andre Dawson, Billy Williams, Early Wynn, Craig Biggio, Robin Roberts, Ralph Kiner, Nellie Fox, Fergie Jenkins, George Sisler, Robin Yount, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, Carl Yasztremski, Willie McCovey, Ty Cobb, Gaylor Perry and Don Mattingly all had Hall-of-Fame careers and none won a World Series.

      • tuloisgod - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM

        * — tainted

      • ezthinking - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:00 AM

        Ernie Banks*, Ted Williams*, Ken Griffey Jr.*, Andre Dawson*, Billy Williams*, Early Wynn*, Craig Biggio*, Robin Roberts*, Ralph Kiner*, Nellie Fox*, Fergie Jenkins*, George Sisler*, Robin Yount*, Harmon Killebrew*, Rod Carew*, Tony Gwynn*, Carl Yasztremski*, Willie McCovey*, Ty Cobb*, Gaylor Perry* and Don Mattingly*

        * tainted as well.

  4. keithbangedyermom - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Great player and extremely injury-prone.

  5. b7p19 - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Just so I’m clear. Troy Tolowitzki may or may not be done for the year?

  6. rcali - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Another writer could have also written, “Troy Tulowitzki may 10 homers when he returns.” Just depends what side you want to take.

  7. pftallday - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Can you talk about a player on a team that actually matters.

    • tuloisgod - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      Bite me, pftallday. If you go by that standard, we (perhaps fortunately) won’t have to read any news about anyone from Boston (or any other team in the AL East besides the Yankees), KC, Minnesota, Seattle, the Mets, the Marlins and the Phillies, the Brewers, the Cubs and the Astros, and the Padres. By my take, those include teams that a lot has been written about.

      Tulo is a perennial all-star routinely capable of the spectacular, and watching him play is a reason to go to the ballpark, whether the team is relevant or not. (And yeah, I’ll concede that they’re not relevant.)

  8. maximusprime107 - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    He’s not playing again this year. The Rockies are completely out of it and they’re not going to risk re-injury in meaningless games

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