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

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

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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.

That looked pretty awful for a while, as Yelich was clearly in serious pain. But he did manage to walk reasonably well to get himself off the field, so perhaps he missed the worst of it? What you worry about in that situation is a fractured patella (aka the kneecap), which is not a terribly uncommon injury (it happened to former Cubs prospect Billy McKinney).

More info when it’s available. The Brewers currently trail the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race by 2.0 games.

UPDATE: Wow. It’s the worst possible news for the Brewers:

More on this soon. The 27-year-old outfielder will finish his season hitting an absurd .329/.429/.671 (172 wRC+) with 44 homers.


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