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Troy Tulowitzki to be examined for possible sports hernia

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JUNE 01: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Tulowitzki is currently on the 15-day disabled list. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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This isn’t what you want to hear if you’re a Rockies fan.

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Troy Tulowitzki will fly to Philadelphia on Monday to be evaluated for a possible sports hernia.

Tulowitzki’s injury was originally described as a left groin strain when he was placed on the disabled list at the end of May. It’s not clear if he actually has a sports hernia, but the Rockies are searching for answers after he suffered a setback in his very first minor league rehab game earlier this week.

Tulowitzki is scheduled to be examined Monday by Dr. Bill Meyers, who performed sports hernia surgery on Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton last November. If a sports hernia is confirmed and surgery is required, Saunders estimates that he would likely need 4-6 weeks before resuming baseball activities.

Tulowitzki is hitting .287/.360/.486 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and an .846 OPS through 47 games this season.