Christian Yelich out for the season with fractured kneecap

Ross Houston
September 11, 2019

The Brewers announced devastating news Tuesday: Superstar outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a fractured right kneecap in their win over the Marlins and will miss the rest of the season. The 27-year-old remained down for several minutes, then limped off the field.

"We don't have a definitive time frame (for his return), other than we know that he'll be out for the remainder of the season right now", Stearns said.

The Brewers began the day two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot. The Cubs played at the San Diego Padres late Tuesday. He's hitting.330 with 44 home runs, leading the league in on-base percentage (.430), slugging percentage (.672) and, in turn, OPS (1.102).

At this point, it's safe to say one of the main concerns for the Brew Crew is whether this injury will affect Yelich going forward.

Yelich is flying back to Milwaukee for further evaluation.

"It's very bad news", Counsell said.

"This is a gut punch", Stearns added.

The injury ends what has been an incredible season for Yelich, who was following up last year's MVP-winning campaign with an even better 2019.

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