Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was expected to miss six to eight weeks after having groin surgery in June, but now it appears he may miss the rest of the season, CBSSports.com reported Thursday.
The Rockies have said they won't push Tulowitzki to return, and now that the team is in last place in the NL West, 17.5 games out of first, there may be less pressure for Tulowitzki come back this season, according to the report, which used information provided by people close to the situation.
Tulowitzki had surgery to remove scar tissue from his left groin on June 21 after initially injuring his groin on May 30 and reinjuring it two weeks later.
Josh Rutledge, the team's presumed second baseman of the future, has been playing shortstop recently, with Marco Scutaro playing second base.
Tulowitzki is batting .287 this season with eight homers in 47 games.