Brewers Star Christian Yelich Breaks Knee Cap Fouling Ball Off Leg

Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich's season came to a shocking end Tuesday night when he fractured his right kneecap on a foul ball.

The outfielder was the NL MVP past year.

Yelich fouled a pitch off his leg and limped off the field in the first inning. He remained on the ground for several minutes before he reached his feet.

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He entered Tuesday's action hitting.330 with 44 homers and 97 RBI while leading the National League in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS. The 27-year-old now leads all of baseball in OPS (1.100), paces the NL in wRC+ (172), and stood a legitimate chance to post the first 50-30 season in the history of the sport. The Brewers now trail the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race by 2.0 games.

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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