According to Thomas Harding, that might not even be the end of the bad injury news for the Rockies.
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) August 14, 2014
Carlos Gonzalez would be the other half of the star duo around whom the Rockies have built their franchise, of course. Those plans have proven to be tenuous, as evidenced by these two bits of injury news and the fact that the Rockies have the worst record in all of baseball.
This is the second major injury of the season for Gonzalez, who previously missed time with an odd and ultimately spooky finger injury (anybody remember the fatty mass with tentacles?).
The primary difference in this case, however, is that the knee injury is the continuation of an issue that has lingered for a while now. The Rockies learned early on in the 2014 campaign that Gonzalez was playing through knee tendinitis. What is different in this report is the aforementioned patella tendon damage and the fact that the situation has gotten worse.
All parties involved were hoping that Gonzalez might yet have hope of playing again this season with rest and recovery. That seems unlikely at this point given the prognosis on his own injury and the accompanying news about Tulowitzki. These are a couple of tough final blows to a Rockies’ season that has been truly disastrous.