MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — Christian Yelich will not need surgery on his injured leg, the Brewers said Thursday.
Brewers’ doctors and staff made the determination after an MRI and other imaging of the outfielder’s fractured right knee.
The Brewers said they do not expect Yelich to suffer any long-term effects from the injury and said the team “dodged a little bit of a bullet.”
The National League MVP is expected to need eight to 10 weeks to recover after fouling a ball off his leg Tuesday night in a game against the Marlins. Yelich will not play the remainder of the season, the organization said on Twitter.
Christian Yelich left tonight’s game with a fractured right knee cap. He will miss the remainder of the season.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 11, 2019