Jim Bowden and Robert Murray, Athletics, report that Milwaukee Brewers player-player and reigning MVP Christian Yelich does not need surgery on the broken patella and will be out in just six weeks.
Yelich – no need for surgery. Out 6 weeks. Prayers in his own way.
– Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) September 12, 2019
Just in case you lived under a rock, Yelich broke his knee cap by crushing a ball in a match against the Miami Marlins. The ball took an unfortunate and improbable rebound from his stick, then his knee. Yelich immediately crumpled before being repatriated and replaced in the game. David Stearns announced after the match that his season was over.
Given the other possibilities, this is great news for Milwaukee. Although this means that Yelich will be out for all the big pushes of the series / championships, he will definitely be back next season. Some insane speculation on social media indicates that it might not come back for a year.
We win everything for Yeli!