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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Troy Tulowitzki to begin drills Thursday

By on 8/07/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies hammered the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday by the score of 13-5. Third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Rockies pounded out 13 hits, including two home runs. The win improved the Rockies to 45-68 on the season. On the injury front, All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is scheduled to begin drills today and could be ready for a rehab assignment soon.

I reported on July 29 that Tulowitzki, who suffered a hip flexor injury on July 19, was treated with needle therapy.  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.

An update on Tulowitzki, as reported by Nick Groke of The Denver Post, is that he increased the intensity of his rehab on Wednesday with a full round a batting practice.  He's scheduled to begin defensive drills today. Tulowitzki feels he could begin a rehab assignment soon if his lateral movement has improved.
"My swing feels great. Even a couple days after I injured myself, I could have swung if I needed to. It was just the running and defensive lateral stuff I needed to take it easy on. But it hasn't affected my swing at all."
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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