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Brewers fans remain hopeful despite Yelich injury

Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 19:51:40-04

As we wait to find out if Christian Yelich will need surgery on his knee, we caught up with fans who remain hopeful about the season.

"Don't press the panic button yet," said Colin Mangan. "There are still games left. These guys are pros."

In terms of playoff chances, the Brewers sit one game back of the Cubs for a wild card spot with 18 games to go.

"They're still a great team, and they're only a game behind the Cubs, and we'll cheer louder to make sure they succeed," said Richard Podell.

"Other players will really have to step up, but I still believe," said Russell Reszczynski. "We have to still hope for the best."

Still, these fans over at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park couldn't help but look at all the Yelich gear and feel the pain.

"It's a big blow," Reszczynski said.

"I felt so sorry for him," Podell said. "He's such a great guy and was having a fantastic year. He probably would be MVP again or close to it. My heart goes out to him and his family."

Meanwhile, across town Yelich's smallest super fan was trying to stay positive at daycare.

Carter Gonzalez, 3, and his 'Yelich is my BFF' t-shirt first caught the attention of number 22 at Brewer's on Deck. The two have remained buds, even hanging before a game.

Carter asked us to send this video message to his bestie: "Hi Yeli, it's Carter. I hope your leg feels better."

It may not cure a knee, but it will surely warm a heart!