Yelich suffered the injury after lining a ball off his leg in the first inning Tuesday against the Marlins.

Christian Yelich injury update: Brewers star's broken kneecap won't require surgery, report says


Christian Yelich will not be back on the field in 2019, but he did get some good news Wednesday.

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. However, according to a report from The Athletic, his injury will not require surgery.

The 2018 MVP's recovery timeline now appears to be six to eight weeks.

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. 

The 27-year-old finished play Tuesday slashing .329/.429/.671 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs this season. 

 



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