MILWAUKEE-- Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap after fouling a ball off of his knee in the first inning of a 4-3 win against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Yelich will miss the remainder of the season. He will fly back to Milwaukee tomorrow for further evaluation.
Yelich will finish the season with MVP-like numbers yet again. He hit .329 with a career-high 44 homers, and 97 RBI's.
However, the Brewers won the game 4-3, and battled back after the Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning.
With 18 games to go, Milwaukee could be a game out of the NL Wild Card slot without their MVP if the Cubs fall on Tuesday night.