Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich won’t need surgery on his fractured right knee cap and will be out for six weeks, according to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden.
Yelich was injured during Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins, which the Brewers won, when he fouled a pitch directly off his kneecap during the first inning, and will miss the rest of the regular season.
However, if the Brewers can make a push to the World Series, there is a possibility that Yelich could be back in action this year.
Yelich, who won the National League MVP in 2018, is again putting up MVP numbers this season with a .329/.429/.671 slash line, 44 long balls and 97 RBI for the Brewers in 2019.
“First and foremost, we feel awful for Christian. This is a guy who’s carried us in a number of ways over the last two years,” Brewers’ general manager David Stearns said, according to ESPN.
“He could’ve [been] two and a half weeks away from a repeat Most Valuable Player award. So that’s where our thoughts go first.”