Troy Tulowitzki Injury: Updates on Rockies Star's Leg and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 19, 2014

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Updates from Friday, Aug. 15

The Rockies report on Tulowitzki's surgery:

Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 13

MLB.com's Thomas Harding has the latest on Tulowitzki:

Updates from Tuesday, August 12

Troy Tulowitzki is seeking help with his treatment options according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com:

Updates from Wednesday, August 6

Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports that Troy Tulowitzki has taken a step forward to getting back onto the field: 

Updates from Sunday, July 27

Nick Groke of the Denver Post reported on Troy Tulowitzki's injured leg:

Rockies all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Saturday night flew to Philadelphia to visit with Dr. William Meyers, a surgeon who specializes in sports injuries, the team said.

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Tulowitzki would be eligible to return off the DL on Aug. 5. But in the meantime, he went to Philadelphia for to consult with the same doctor who performed a sports hernia surgery on the Rockies star in 2012.

Updates from Saturday, July 26

MLB.com's Thomas Harding has the latest on Tulowitzki's status:

Updates from Tuesday, July 22

MLB Roster Moves has the latest on Troy Tulowitzki's status:

Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post previously reported Tulowitzki was not in the Rockies lineup:

Updates from Monday, July 21

Dan Kolko of MASN reported on Troy Tulowitzki's status for Monday night's game:

Updates from Sunday, July 20

The Colorado Rockies' communications department reveal the team's lineup for Sunday's showdown with the Pittsburgh Pirates:

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The Colorado Rockies are not having the 2014 season they envisioned, and things took a turn for the worse Saturday with Troy Tulowitzki.

Will Graves of the Associated Press filled fans in on the details:

The Rockies' public relations team provided an update:

Tulowitzki commented on the injury after the game, per ESPN.com, saying, "Nothing serious. We'll see how I wake up (Sunday). The good news is I don't think I tore anything or did anything to where I'm going to miss an extended period of time."

Tulowitzki has been one of the few bright spots for the Rockies this year. The squad sits in last place in the National League West at 40-57 and at this point is just playing out the string.

That takes nothing away from his performance, though. He is raking at the plate with a .342 batting average, 21 home runs and 52 RBI. His OPS is an impressive 1.041, and his 5.7 wins above replacement rate, per ESPN, has helped the Rockies avoid an even worse record.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15:  National League All-Star Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The question now becomes how serious this injury will be looking forward for next season or in a possible trade. It’s not as if Colorado is going anywhere, but any injury will hurt his value.