Brewers' Yelich won't need surgery, likely done for season

Christian Yelich Fouls One Off His Knee, Goes Down, Leaves Game (UPDATE: Fracture, Season Over)

Brewers' Yelich won't need surgery on knee

An ugly moment early in tonight's Brewers/Marlins game, as NL MVP favorite Christian Yelich fouled one hard right off his kneecap, immediately going to the ground in pain, and departing the game.

Yelich, the reigning National League MVP, is tied for second in the NL with a.329 batting average and 44 home runs. He will miss the rest of the season but will have plenty of time to prepare for next year.

"The time frame of return is likely 8-10 weeks, his leg will be immobilized for a while and then there will be strengthening and rehab". Stearns said the team does not expect any long-term effects from the injury. "We'll probably get that done over the weekend or next week".

"At this point, it looks like we've dodged a little bit of a bullet", Stearns said.

Christian Yelich was on the field during Wednesday night's 7-5 victory against the Marlins that lifted the Brewers into a tie for the NL's second wild-card spot with the Chicago Cubs. He was leading the majors in slugging percentage and OPS when he was hurt.

"Frustrating way for a season to stop but these issues happen in sports activities", Yelich tweeted Thursday.

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