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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Troy Tulowitzki has needle therapy on hip

By on 7/29/2014 03:15:00 PM

The Colorado Rockies have struggled to a 43-62 record so far this season, last in the National League West. The pitching staff has let the Rockies down with a dismal 4.98 ERA, 30th in the Major Leagues. The offense has been a bright spot, particularly All Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who is leading the league in hitting. But Tulowitzki has been out with a hip flexor injury, which was treated on Monday with needle therapy.

Our own Raymond Bureau reported on July 27 that Tulowitzki,  who suffered a hip flexor tendon strain on July 19, few to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with Dr. William Meyers to discuss the next steps in healing and recovery.

An update on Tulowitzki, as reported by Thomas Harding of, is that Tulowitzki's treatment was painful but he said he'll get back to movement activities on Wednesday after resting today.  The therapy involved "dry needling" which creates blood flow that helps an injury heal faster. Tulowitzki could return to the Rockies by the middle of August.

Although he would like to get back on the field as soon as possible, Tulowitzki is taking things a day at a time.
"It wasn't an easy process -- a tough day for me. Tomorrow, I'll start moving around and doing some stuff. I'll be jogging and walking a little bit -- obviously, it's not baseball activity, just getting moving to see how I feel."
Tulowitzki, in his ninth Major League season, is batting .340 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI in 91 games this season. The four-time All Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner has a career batting average of .299 with 176 home runs and 604 RBI.

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