The injury bug has struck once again for Troy Tulowitzki, as the Colorado Rockies‘ superstar shortstop will be looking on from the dugout today after suffering yet another injury.
Denver Post beat writer Troy Renck broke the news on Twitter this morning:
Tulo not starting today because soreness on side… Similar to oblique injury… Obviously will be closely monitored. Hurt it on swing
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) August 25, 2013
This is a worrying sign for the Rockies, who just can’t keep their best infielder on the field for any prolonged period of time. Tulowitzki has missed 40 or more games three times in his career, and seems to always find himself on the disabled list or the bench with some injury or another.
The Rockies aren’t in the playoff hunt, so this isn’t going to have any huge affect on the landscape of the National League. But it is yet another example of the unreliable nature of their franchise player at shortstop.
The Rockies will likely start backup shortstop Jonathan Herrera in place of Tulowitzki today, and will hope to get Tulo back as soon as possible. But with Colorado sitting 17 games out of first place in their division, it’s ultimately not going to matter much when he returns, as his long-term health is more important than padding his statistics over the final months of the season.