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SportChristian Yelich out for the season with fractured knee cap

06:20  11 september  2019
06:20  11 september  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Report: Yelich out 6 weeks, won't need surgery on fractured knee cap

Report: Yelich out 6 weeks, won't need surgery on fractured knee cap Outfielder Christian Yelich will be out six weeks with a fractured knee cap but won't need surgery, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports. The Milwaukee Brewers star suffered the injury during the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins when he fouled a pitch off his right knee. After Wednesday's contest against the Marlins, teammate Ryan Braun revealed he was wearing Yelich's jersey under his own during the game. "Just for good luck," Braun said, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "They're about the same size. It felt a little different, but I was just trying to bring the good vibes.

A patellar fracture is a break in the patella, or kneecap , the small bone that sits at the front of your knee . Some simple patellar fractures can be treated by wearing a cast or splint until the bone heals. In most patellar fractures , however, the pieces of bone move out of place when the injury occurs.

Irving, who'd been dealing with various ailments, including knee problems, throughout the playoffs, injured his knee in overtime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals when he slipped and The road to the title now becomes much easier for the Warriors, who will have one less weapon to deal with on the Cavs.

One of the frontrunners in the NL MVP race and the biggest star on the Milwaukee Brewers will miss the remainder of the season.

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The Brewers announced Tuesday evening on Twitter that after fouling a ball off his right knee, Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right knee cap. The incident took place in the first inning of Milwaukee's visit to Miami.

Yelich appeared to be in some pain after he lined the ball off his knee, at first struggling to stand up before he was eventually able to walk off under his own power. Rookie Trent Grisham replaced Yelich in the lineup.

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(Kevin C. Cox/Getty) The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced Kyrie Irving will have season -ending surgery to repair his fractured left knee cap . This is absolutely devastating news for the Cavaliers, who gave the Warriors a battle in Game 1 behind LeBron James' 44 points and Irving's 23 points.

Christian Yelich socked a walk-off double down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth inning to send the Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday Pinch-hitter Tyler Austin led off the bottom of the ninth for the Brewers and reached on a throwing error by Cubs shortstop Addison Russell.

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The reigning NL MVP, Yelich has put together another stellar campaign in 2019. He is among the leading candidates for NL MVP, boasting a .330/.430/.672 slash line with 44 home runs and 30 stolen bases. His 1.102 on-base plus slugging leads the majors.

The Brewers find themselves in a position battling for a spot in the postseason. They are currently six games behind the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals, and are two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second Wild Card spot.

It is tough to overstate how important Yelich has been to the club. He has accumulated 7.7 wins over replacement, far more than the next-best player, catcher Yasmani Grandal, who has amassed 4.8 WAR. Mike Moustakas ranks third at 2.4 WAR and rookie second baseman Keston Hiura is fourth at 2 WAR.

MLB world reacts to Christian Yelich's brutal injury

MLB world reacts to Christian Yelich's brutal injury Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich suffered a fractured right knee cap in Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins. The team announced immediately after the game that he’s lost for the season and the reactions from around the sport came in quickly.

Out for season with fractured ankle. Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports. Chiefs RB Spencer Ware: Out for season with torn posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in knee . Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports.

Last season , Oden sat out six games after injuring his right foot in the season opener against the Lakers, then missed 14 games after the All-Star Fellow forward Travis Outlaw fractured his foot in mid-November and required surgery. Forward Rudy Fernandez was out of Saturday night’s game with

Grisham figures to be Yelich's replacement should the 27-year-old outfielder miss any time. Grisham put together his best game of his 32-game MLB career last night, racking up five hits with a double and a triple batting out of the leadoff spot. The 22-year-old rookie has hit out of the leadoff spot 18 times in his career to this point.

A former first round pick in 2015, Grisham saw much of his prospect shine dim after unspectacular seasons from 2016-18. He batted under .235 in each of those seasons. He struggled again to open up the 2019 season at Double-A, but lit up Triple-A upon a mid-summer promotion, posting a .381/.471/.776 slash line before being promoted to the majors. He has since posted a .260/.324/.448 slash line in the majors since he was promoted on Aug. 1.

MLB Pipeline grades him as having a below-average hit tool, while possessing average power and speed.

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