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Troy Tulowitzki is visiting a sports hernia surgeon

Jul 27, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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This doesn’t sound like a promising development.

According to Nick Groke of the Denver Post, star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon to visit Dr. William Meyers about his linger left hip injury. Meyers performed a sports hernia surgery on Tulowitzki in 2012 — a season in which Tulo appeared in only 47 games.

Tulowitzki’s latest injury is not thought to be hernia-related, but he hasn’t made any progress in his early rehab efforts and wanted to get a second opinion from a specialist who is familiar with his lower body.

The 29-year-old was batting .340/.432/.603 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI in 91 games before suffering the injury — perhaps en route to his first career National League MVP. Adding insult to injury, the Rockies’ promotional staff distributed giveaway jerseys on Saturday night that had his name spelled incorrectly.

  1. sophiethegreatdane - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    I hope he spells his name correctly on the insurance paperwork. I’d hate to see him inconvenienced by having return at a later appointment for an exchange.


    Happy Sunday!

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      More seriously, name snafu aside, I am once again as a Cards fan very grateful that Mo didn’t overpay the Rockies during the offseason for him.

  2. historiophiliac - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Thank God it’s this Tulowitzki guy and not Rockies star player Troy Tulowizki. There’s no “T” in “lingering hip injury”!

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Hopefully his doctor pays better attention than the Rockies promotions department or else they may mistakenly amputate his anus.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        Perhaps that’s why this time he wanted a “specialist who is familiar with his lower body”…which makes it seem much less creepy. He already lost his “T,” so it makes sense he wants to protect his “A.”

  3. yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Well, this sucks.

  4. onbucky96 - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Why is Tulo always hurt? F R A G I L E, I think that’s Italian.

  5. yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    **** is about to get real around here. Tulo showed up @ Yankee Stadium for the game today. That will not play well in Colorado.

    • skerney - Jul 27, 2014 at 4:57 PM

      Why is this an issue?

  6. disgracedfury - Jul 28, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Troy wants to be traded because the team isn’t any good but like Longoria he is to blamed if he could stay on the field.

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