The season of horror for Colorado continues.
All-Star Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hasn't played since May 30, as he's been hampered by an issue in his left groin area. There was talk that it might be a sports hernia, but now there's more clarity on the issue -- and it's bad news.
Tulowitzki will undergo surgery Thursday to remove scar tissue from a nerve, reports the Associated Press.
Expect Tulowitzki to be out for a sizeable amount of time. In fact, the Denver Post is reporting that he is likely to miss eight weeks.
"That's a blessing knowing what it is but the downside of that is more than likely he's lost for eight weeks. We are planning on eight weeks and will adjust off that," general manager Dan O'Dowd told The Denver Post. "Like any club, we are built around our best players. Even if we were having an average year rather than a bad year, losing him would be problematic."
Eight weeks from right now is August 15.
Tulowitzki, 27, is hitting .287/.360/.486 with eight homers, 27 RBI, and 33 runs in 47 games for the Rockies this season. He's a two-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger winner.