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Troy Tulowitzki Injury: Colorado Rockies Shortstop Has Successful Groin Surgery

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair an irritated nerve in his left going. The operation removed scar tissue that was bothering the Rockies' star. The timetable for Tulowitzki's return is 6-8 weeks.

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The 27-year old shortstop was hitting .287/.360/.846 at the time of the injury with eight homers and 27 RBI. The Rockies have struggled immensely without their two-time All-Star in the lineup, as the team has now lost 12 of their last 13 games. Tulo hasn't played since a May 30 contest vs. the Houston Astros.

Veteran Marco Scutaro has replaced Tulowitzki as Colorado's everyday shorstop. The 36-year old Scutaro is hitting .273 with four homers and 18 RBI this season.

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