Brewers' Yelich won't need surgery but likely done for season

Christian Yelich Fouls One Off His Knee, Goes Down, Leaves Game (UPDATE: Fracture, Season Over)

Christian Yelich Fouls One Off His Knee, Goes Down, Leaves Game (UPDATE: Fracture, Season Over)

Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a sacrifice fly for an rbi in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 09, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

An ugly moment early in tonight's Brewers/Marlins game, as NL MVP favorite Christian Yelich fouled one hard right off his kneecap, immediately going to the ground in pain, and departing the game. "If that is the case, the time for return will be eight to 10 weeks". Stearns told Major League Baseball reporter Christina De Nicola there will be no need for surgery - and Yelich's recovery time will likely be eight to ten weeks.

Stearns added the team is hopeful there are no long-term effects from the injury.

"We dodged a little bit of a bullet", Stearns said. "If something very unforeseen would change that, then we can alter our prognosis". "I will be just fine and am looking forward to making a full recovery and supporting the boys the rest of the season". He also has 97 RBIs and 100 runs scored, with 30 stolen bases.

"Frustrating way for a season to stop but these issues happen in sports activities", Yelich tweeted Thursday.

The Brewers entered Thursday tied with the Chicago Cubs for next place in the NL Central, four video games driving the St. Louis Cardinals.

Right now, the Brewers are tied for the last wild card spot in the National League.