The Colorado Rockies’ All-Star Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has already missed three weeks due to his injury, and now it has been announced that he’s going to miss eight more at least, planned to undergo surgery on his groin.
The interesting thing about his injury, that took him out for a while before trying to return through some Triple A action is that it took doctors about three weeks to get a clear idea of what it is. The hockey goalie/baseball pitcher syndrome. So how does this happen to a position player?
Apparantly, Tulowitzki is no ordinary shortstop, making the All-Star game the last two years, winning the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award as well. He plays defense like a hockey goalie, or at least now we know what it looks like after we’ve got the right kind of comparison in our head.
The injury is common with Hockey Goalies, pitchers and sometimes running backs because it’s caused due to twisting, pivoting and torquing of the body in unnatural ways. The fact that Tulowitzki is plaing in his own unique style while carrying around his 6’3, 215 lbs body on those cutting legs makes it a bit more evident as to why this uncommon and not completely known of injury happened to him.
There’s also the theory that because of Tulowitzki’s injury back in 2008, suffering from a suffering a torn left quadriceps, he may be compensating in his movement for that somehow. An injury like this might mean that the Rockies will start thinikng about moving the 27 year old to third base, something Tulowitzki isn’t exactly fond of hearing about.
Tulowitzki played in 47 games so far in the 2012 season, holding a .287 batting average, hitting 8 home runs and driving in 27 runners. The Colorado Rockies are fourth in the NL West, 25-42 after nearly three months of Baseball, losing their last four games.