Major League Baseball world reacts to Christian Yelich's brutal season-ending knee injury

Ruben Hill
Сентября 11, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is in the midst of potentially earning his second consecutive NL MVP award. He incurred the injury after fouling a ball off his knee in the first inning. Yelich began the day batting.330 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs for the playoff-contending Brewers, and led the majors in slugging percentage and OPS. The 27-year-old now leads all of baseball in OPS (1.100), paces the NL in wRC+ (172), and stood a legitimate chance to post the first 50-30 season in the history of the sport.

That looked pretty very bad for a while, as Yelich was clearly in serious pain. 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).

The Brewers are now 1.5 games out of the NL wild card.

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