Yelich will miss the remainder of the season due to the injury sustained in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins, the Brewers announced.
Christian Yelich left tonight’s game with a fractured right knee cap. He will miss the remainder of the season.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 11, 2019
The 2018 MVP and 27-year-old suffered the injury after lining a ball off his leg in the first inning against the Marlins.
Yelich – a Gold Glove winner and two-time Silver Slugger – stayed down on the ground for several moments and was attended to by trainers before walking off the field under his own power.
The two-time MLB All-Star entered play on Tuesday slashing .330/.430/.672 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs this season.
Milwaukee improved to 76-68 with their victory over Miami and are one and a half games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second National League wild-card spot.
Counsell said he "feels awful " for Christian Yelich. " He's a special player." Said Yelich was "crushed" when given the news. Understandable. Was putting together another MVP season. Freak injury ends it.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 11, 2019