Christian Yelich will not need surgery, expected to be out 8-10 weeks

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Brewers have confirmed injured star Christian Yelich will not need surgery. 

"The time frame of return is likely 8-10 weeks, his leg will be immobilized for a while and then there will be strengthening and rehab. After that, we do not anticipate any long term effects which is the best news of all," Brewers General Manager David Stearns said Thursday. 

The announcement comes after Yelich fouled a ball off his kneecap Tuesday night causing a fracture. 

The reigning National League MVP underwent several tests in Milwaukee. He will miss the rest of the season but will have plenty of time to prepare for next year. 

Right now, the Brewers are tied for the last wild card spot in the National League. They are taking on the Miami Marlins in Florida Thursday afternoon in an attempt to get their 7th straight win in a row. 

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