Rockies' Tulowitzki Out Several More Days With Back Injury

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Tulo Expected to Miss Several More Days

There's no timetable for Tulowitzki's return, but it seems he'll be out at least a few more games with lower back spasms. From the Denver Post:

[Tulowitzki] said this injury is different than the stiff back that bothered him during spring training.

"That one kind of built up, but this time I actually did it swinging," he said. "I tweaked something, but hopefully with some treatment I will be back out there soon."

Rockies manager Jim Tracy said he won't rush his prized shortstop.

"Until we can get him loose and back up, we cannot afford to push the envelope on that," Tracy said. "Not with the situation he's dealing with."

Over at Purple Row, SBN's Rockies blog, they're spinning his time off into a positive:

Obviously this is a blow to the Rockies, but like some have advocated, giving Tulo and [Ian] Stewart, [who also missed Tuesday's game with back problems], some rest as the Rockies gear up for Rocktober can really pay long-term dividends for the club. Plus, if Eric Young, Jr. keeps hitting this well, the Rockies will have yet another weapon primed and ready for the postseason should they need him.

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Troy Tulowitzki Injures Back

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left today's dramatic win with a strained back.  Tulowitzki is reportedly day-to-day.  Omar Quintanilla came in to replace Tulowitzki even though the shortstop reportedly lobbied to stay in the game. I would guess that the injury isn't serious but you never know how the back will react once the muscles aren't warm any more. 

"I'm a little sore right now, and a little tight, but at the same time, who knows?" Tulowitzki said. "[I may] wake up and feel good to go. These are important games, and I want to be in there. So we'll see what happens. Tomorrow will tell."

This would obviously be a bit of blow to the Rockies wild card bid.  Tulowitzki is hitting .281 this year and has a .363 OBP and an .884 OPS, the best of his still young career.

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