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Troy Tulowitzki sidelined for a few days due to a calf bruise

Mar 13, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

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If the Rockies have any chance of competing for a playoff spot this season, they will need star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to stay healthy. That’s why they aren’t messing around right now.

Tulowitzki left last night’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks after he was hit in the left leg with a pitch. While X-rays came back negative, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that he’s dealing with a bruised calf/fibula and will sit out at least the next few days in order for the inflammation to go down.

Tulowitzki missed a bunch of time last season due to a broken rib, but he still hit .312/.391/.540 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI in 126 games. Injuries have been an issue for him during his career, as he has averaged 115 games played over the past six seasons.

  1. undeadjesus - Mar 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    If I was a Rockies fan I would be bald from pulling out all my hair. They have two of the very best players in the league in Tulowitzki and Gonzalez, yet those guys just can’t seem to stay healthy. And still, despite missing significant chunks of time over the past few seasons, they both still manage to put up monster numbers.

    How much longer before they give up and trade these guys? If they both get hurt again this year, is it time to blow it all up?

  2. chill1184 - Mar 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Tough break for Tulo, he’s one of the best shortstops in the game right now hope it doesn’t keep him sidelined for long.

  3. grnthghs - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    One of the glass players

  4. bigmeechy74 - Mar 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    he’s hurt? huh?

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