‘It means a lot’: Brewers’ Yelich thanks fans for support following season-ending knee injury

‘It means a lot’: Brewers’ Yelich thanks fans for support following season-ending knee injury

After being diagnosed with a fractured kneecap Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers said Christian Yelich will not need knee surgery.

Yelich hit a foul ball off his knee in the first inning Wednesday against the Miami Marlins.

More from @Brewers GM David Stearns, who says @ChristianYelich is expected to be out for 8-10 weeks and won’t need surgery. pic.twitter.com/NO3A2mF4FA

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) September 12, 2019

The Brewers said they expect Yelich to be out for 8-10 weeks and he will miss the remainder of the season. They said they do not expect him to experience any long-term effects from the injury.

Yelich responded for the first time Thursday in a tweet thanking fans. “Thank you to all those who have reached out over the last couple days it means a lot. Frustrating way for a season to end but these things happen in sports. I will be just fine and am looking forward to making a full recovery and supporting the boys the rest of the season,” said Yelich.

Thank You to all those who have reached out over the last couple days it means a lot. Frustrating way for a season to end but these things happen in sports. I will be just fine and am looking forward to making a full recovery and supporting the boys the rest of the season

— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) September 12, 2019

The Brewers are currently tied with the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wildcard race. They are four games behind the NL Central leaders the St. Louis Cardinals.

Don’t look now, but the @Brewers are tied for the 2nd Wild Card spot. pic.twitter.com/uUDRYciifz

— MLB (@MLB) September 12, 2019

The Brewers play Thursday at Miami. They are looking to sweep the Marlins.

Milwaukee will have a 10-game home stretch starting Friday when the Cardinals come to town.

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