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Brewers star Christian Yelich breaks kneecap on foul ball, will miss rest of season

Christian Yelich of the Brewers is checked out by the medical staff after an injury from ball deflection in the first inning against the Marlins on Sept. 10, 2019 in Miami.
Christian Yelich of the Brewers is checked out by the medical staff after an injury from ball deflection in the first inning against the Marlins on Sept. 10, 2019 in Miami. (Mark Brown/Getty)

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich broke his right kneecap on a foul ball Tuesday night and will miss the rest of the season.

The Brewers didn't say whether the reigning NL MVP might be able to return for the playoffs that begin Oct. 1 if they make it that far. Milwaukee began the day two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot.

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Yelich fouled a ball off his right leg in the first inning against Miami. He was down on the ground for several minutes before limping off the field.

Yelich hit .329 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs along with 30 stolen bases this season. The outfielder was leading the majors in slugging percentage and OPS when he was hurt.

Trent Grisham continued Yelich’s at-bat with a 1-2 count and struck out — the strikeout was charged to Yelich.

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