Brewers reliever Devin Williams breaks hand after getting drunk, punching wall following celebration

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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams, right, meets on the mound with catcher Luke Maile during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers’ celebration after clinching the NL Central division championship may end up being costly, as reigning NL Reliever of the Year Devin Williams is landing on the injured list after having too much to drink and breaking his hand.

Williams told reporters Wednesday he got too drunk during the celebration and got upset at something before punching the wall with his pitching hand, breaking it. The extent of the injury wasn’t known until Tuesday, when Williams tried to throw and realized he was hurt.

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Williams will need surgery to repair the break, which likely means he will miss the Brewers’ playoff run, significantly affecting the team’s bullpen.

Williams reportedly broke the news to his teammates and said he was upset with himself.

“I feel like I’ve let my team down,” Williams told the media Wednesday.

Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said there is an outside chance Williams may be able to return if the Brewers were to make the World Series.