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Milwaukee Brewers

Stearns: No plans to play Yelich this year

Update: 9:36 a.m.

On WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News, Brewers GM David Stearns said they have no plans to play Christian Yelich this year, despite the report that Yelich will not need surgery.

"At this point, what we're assuming and playing for is that Christian is not going to play again this season in any capacity," said Stearns.

"If something very unforeseen would change that, we can alter our prognosis, but our plan and Christian's plan right now is that he's not going to play again this season."

Original story

Christian Yelich returned to Milwaukee Wednesday for tests regarding the severity of his right kneecap injury.  The Brewers have not commented on the test results, but there is a report that may give fans some optimism.

Jim Bowden, staff writer for The Athletic, posting on Twitter that Yelich will not need surgery to repair his kneecap.

The recovery from the injury will require Yelich to miss the next six weeks.

The Brewers had said that they would make a public comment on Yelich's condition Thursday.


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