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.”