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Friday July 27th, 2012

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been sidelined since May with a groin injury and could miss the rest of the season. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, on the disabled list since late May, could miss the rest of the season with a groin injury, reports CBSSports.com.

Tulowitzki hurt his left groin trying to run out a grounder on May 30 and had surgery to remove scar tissue from the groin on June 21. He was originally supposed to be out six or eight weeks after the surgery.

While Tulowitzki could possibly be ready to play late in the year, the Rockies have vowed not to push it, considering they are a non-contender and he is a foundation player. The club understands it may be a lost year for Tulo.

Second baseman and top prospect Josh Rutledge has been playing shortstop Tulowitzki's absence.

Tulowitzki has played in only 47 games this season and was batting .287 with eight homers and 27 RBI before the injury. The Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki will play again this season as long as there are no setbacks with the rehab of the groin injury. https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/228582752390348800

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