Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich reportedly will not need surgery on his fractured right knee cap and will be out for six weeks.
MLB analyst Jim Bowden reported the news Wednesday.
This comes after the Brewers announced the reigning National League MVP exited Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins with the injury and would be out for the rest of the season.
While a six-week timeframe would almost surely mean Yelich will still miss the rest of the season barring a possible World Series run from a Brewers team that is still a half-game behind the Chicago Cubs for the final NL wild-card spot, this is welcome news for his 2020 campaign.
Had he needed surgery this late into the 2019 season, he may have been delayed at the start of next year. That would have been an even more difficult blow for Milwaukee considering he is one of the game's premier players.