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Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez might miss start of spring training

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez might miss start of spring training Photo: Trevor Brown/Getty Images

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez might miss the start of spring training, Rockies athletic trainer Keith Dugger told MLB.com's Thomas Harding.

Gonzalez had surgery to repair his left patella tendon and a remove a bursa sac on Monday. Dugger said the Rockies won't have a clear timetable for the 28-year-old's return anytime soon because of the bursa sac injury.

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"We really won't know how he is going to be until that 4 1/2- to 5-month mark," Dugger said. "He might be a little delayed for Spring Training, but our goal is to get him there and get him ready.

"Nothing is a cure-all. The closest thing to a cure-all is the rehab."

Gonzalez played in 70 games this season for Colorado. He batted a career-low .238 to go along with 11 home runs and 38 RBI.

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will also miss the rest of the season after having hip surgery last week.

The Rockies have the worst record in the National League at 49-76.

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