Christian Yelich Out for Season After Knee Injury Diagnosed as Fractured Kneecap

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich heads back to first base during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich's season is over at the worst possible time for the team's playoff hopes, as the Brewers announced the outfielder suffered a fractured kneecap during Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins. 

Per Fox Sports Wisconsin's Sophia Minnaert, Yelich was replaced by Trent Grisham in the first inning when he fouled a ball off his knee. 

An extended injury is the worst-case scenario for Milwaukee, especially with the team fighting for a playoff spot.

Yelich is once again in the National League MVP race with a .330/.430/.672 slash line, 44 homers and 97 RBI in 129 games. 

The Brewers entered Tuesday's game with a 75-68 record, two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second wild-card spot in the NL. 

While Yelich carries the Brewers offense when he is on the field, his injury now creates a significant hole.

Grisham has appeared in only 32 games this season. He's looked solid with a .260/.324/.448 slash line, but there's no way for the 22-year-old to replace what Yelich offers.

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