Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies Troy Tulowitzki Out For Season


troy-tulowitzkiColorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is set to undergo surgery on his hip in Vail, Colorado, and the surgery will force him to miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball season.

Tulowitzski still holds the top batting average in the league this year, hitting .340, losing Tulowitzki is a major loss for the Rockies. The star shortstop has a torn labrum in his hip according to a report issued by the Rockies after a 5-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

In addition to the loss of Tulowitzki, the Denver Post is also reporting that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will also, likely miss the rest of the 2014 campaign.

Gonzalez has been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee for much of this season, and was placed on the 15 day DL Sunday in order to allow the knee to rest, while also allowing his sprained right ankle to heal. An MRI performed wednesday has shown that the knee injury has been worsening rather than improving.

Rockies trainer Keith Dugger told the Denver Post that Rockies and Gonzalez are set to meet with training staff and doctors in order to determine the best medical treatment option. The options for the treatment of the knee include stem-cell therapy as well as the use of platelet rich plasma therapy.

The only way Gonzalez will return this season is if the treatment workds exceptionally well, which  the report seems to indicate is unlikely.

Tulowitzki was first placed on the disabled list on July 22nd, 3 days after he injured himself running out a grounder in a game vs Pittsburgh.

With Tulowitzki and Gonzalez both likely out for the remainder of the season, the Rockies have lost 2 major pieces to their teams offensive success, and will now begin shifting focus to next season after their difficulties this season.

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