Christian Yelich out for season with fractured kneecap
The Milwaukee Brewers shared some awful injury information about reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich.
The Brewers announced on Tuesday that Yelich suffered a broken kneecap and would miss the rest of the season.
Reigning MVP Christian Yelich has suffered fractured kneecap after fouling a ball off his right knee in the first inning, David Stearns announced. It’s season ending and he’ll travel back to Milwaukee tomorrow for further evaluation.
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) September 11, 2019
Yelich was injured when he fouled a pitch off his right knee during the top of the first inning of the Brewers’ 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.
— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 11, 2019
Yelich was down for several minutes and finally made it to his feet, but he exited the game. He was replaced by Trent Grisham, who struck out in the at-bat. The strikeout was charged to Yelich.
Losing Yelich is a big hit to the Brewers’ playoff hopes. As of Tuesday’s win, the team had won four straight and was 1.5 games out of the second wild cart spot. They’ll have to pursue a postseason spot without their best player. Yelich was batting .329 with a 1.100 OPS this season. He followed up last year’s MVP campaign with 44 home runs and an even higher OPS.