It's going to be a long weekend of waiting for Rockies all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

He is scheduled to fly to Philadelphia on Monday to see if the chronic pain he has been experiencing in his left groin is a sports hernia.

Tulowitzki will consult with Dr. Bill Meyers, a surgeon who successfully operated on Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton's sports hernia in November.

Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said Friday that the club is not certain that Tulowitzki has a sports hernia, but said that after two MRIs further examination is needed to understand what's causing Tulo's pain.

"We just want to look deeper into the MRI findings and make sure we know what's going on," Dugger said.

An athletic pubalgia, commonly known as a "sports hernia," is a tear of muscles in the lower abdomen.

If surgery is required, the athlete is usually sidelined from four to six weeks before they can resume full activities.

Tulowitzki suffered a setback in the first game of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday while running the bases in the third inning. He was placed on the disabled list May 31.