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Rockies Troy Tulowitzki Surgery Successful; Out 6-8 Weeks

April 30, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
April 30, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki underwent successful surgery to remove scar tissue that was irritating a nerve in his left groin yesterday, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Renck notes that conservative estimates say Tulowitzki could be out six-to-eight weeks, but the Rockies are bracing for an eight-week absence.

Renck adds that Tulowitzki was up and walking yesterday following the procedure. The timeline for recovery is expected to look something like this; three weeks of rest followed by light baseball activity progressing as rehab allows.

Tulowitzki hit the Rockies DL earlier this month due to the injury, and Colorado later said the ailment was something that has been bothering the two-time All-Star over the past year. The Rockies have used veteran infielder Marco Scutaro at shortstop in place of Tulowitzki.

Prior to hitting the DL, Tulowitzki had hit at a clip of .287/.360/.486 with eight home runs, eight doubles and 27 RBIs this season.