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Rockies: Troy Tulowitzki to have season-ending surgery; Carlos Gonzalez likely done, too

Associated Press Updated: August 14, 2014 at 5:48 am

SAN DIEGO — All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colorado, and miss the rest of the season, the Colorado Rockies said Wednesday.

Tulowitzki, whose .340 batting average remains tops in the big leagues, has a torn labrum in his hip, the team said after a 5-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 22, three days after he was hurt running out a grounder at Pittsburgh.

While it was Tulowitzki's first trip to the DL this season, he had taken days off to rest his chronically tight legs. The leg issues date to 2008 when he tore the left quadriceps tendon.

Also, The Denver Post reports that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is likely done, too, after playing in just 70 games.

The Rockies' outfielder underwent another examination Wednesday on his aching left knee. The MRI revealed more damage than a previous test, so Gonzalez will consult with the team's training staff and various doctors on Thursday to decide on a treatment plan.

"(The MRI) did show some changes from his previous MRI on his patella tendon, meaning that it is getting worse," trainer Keith Dugger told the Post. "The irritation to the area is a little worse off than it was when we did one earlier in the year."

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