Christian Yelich will not be back on the field in 2019.
The Brewers star will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right knee cap Tuesday in a 4-3 win over the Marlins, the team 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
Yelich suffered the injury after lining a ball off his leg in the first inning. He stayed down on the ground for several moments and was attended to by trainers before walking off the field under his own power.
This is... so sad. So bad for baseball pic.twitter.com/nGGVLeIRjT
— Shannon (@Miss_Met) September 11, 2019
The 2018 MVP entered play Tuesday slashing .330/.430/.672 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs this season.
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The Brewers improved to 76-68 with their victory over Miami and are 1 1/2 games behind the Cubs for the second National League wild-card spot.