MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich says his knee is all healed and he's ready for spring training.
Yelich fractured his right knee cap back in September after he hit a foul ball off his leg. Later that night, the Brewers announced the MVP would be out for the rest of the season. This was just before the Brewer's clinched the wild card spot into the post season.
Christian Yelich left tonight’s game with a fractured right knee cap. He will miss the remainder of the season.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 11, 2019
Initially, there were some concerns that Yelich would not be healed and ready for the beginning of the season, but we have some good news. According to TMZ Sports, our MVP is 100% healed and ready for spring training.
"I'm doing great, man," Yelich says to TMZ Sports. "All good."
Yelich didn't require surgery following the hit, however he was spotted with a cast and crutches following the incident. Now, however, he says he's ready to go.
This is great news for the Brewers and for Milwaukee. Yelich won MVP after the 2018 season and some are suspecting he could even win it again this year. However, that news is yet to be announced.
Even after missing the remainder of the season, Yelich still managed to lead the majors with a .671 slugging percentage and won the "Hank Aaron Award" for the second year in a row.
Who knows what the MVP will bring to the table next season.