Fans who arrived early to Coors Field on Wednesday witnessed an encouraging sight.
There was shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, making strong throws from the hole, turning smooth double plays and gliding on the basepaths. Tulo’s personal workout lasted about 30 minutes and by all accounts it was a success.
“I didn’t even have to think about it,” Tulo said. “I felt free out there.”
“It was better than I thought it would be,” trainer Keith Dugger said.
Tulo, on the DL since late May after undergoing surgery to remove scar tissue in his left groin, is inching closer to returning to the big-league club. First, he has to play a series of minor-league rehab games. The plan, right now, is for Tulo to travel with Rockies next week on their seven-game road trip to New York and Chicago. He would continue his daily workouts under Dugger’s watchful eye. Then Tulo would begin his rehab assignment, putting him in line to rejoin the Rockies in early September.
The initial prognosis was for Tulowitzki to be out six to eight weeks, so he’s right on schedule. But, he admitted, slow progress during the early stage of recovery was tough to take.
“After five to six weeks, it wasn’t responded how I wanted it to, so that was hard,” he said. “They kept telling me when I got to this point it would be better and they were right. I can feel a huge difference.”
Source: The Denver Post