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‘We dodged a little bit of a bullet:’ Brewers GM says Yelich recovery time likely 8-10 weeks

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 10: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers is checked out by the medical staff after an injury from ball deflection in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

MIAMI — Milwaukee Brewers General Manager David Stearns spoke to reporters at Marlins Park Thursday morning, Sept. 12 and provided an update on the injury suffered by reigning Major League Baseball MVP Christian Yelich.

Yelich hit a foul ball off of his right kneecap in the first inning of a game against the Miami Marlins earlier this week. Stearns told MLB reporter Christina De Nicola there will be no need for surgery — and Yelich’s recovery time will likely be eight to ten weeks. Stearns said the team does not expect any long-term effects from the injury.

“We dodged a little bit of a bullet,” Stearns said.

Stearns also indicated Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff will be back on the mound sometime next week.

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