The reigning National League MVP can only sit and watch his Milwaukee Brewers teammates face the Nationals in the do-or-die NL wild card game Tuesday night. 

But Christian Yelich, who is rehabbing a fractured kneecap, said a return to the lineup if the Brewers keep advancing in playoffs is not out of the question. 

“It’s a thing where you just have to see how it responds and how you progress,” he said from the dugout steps hours before the first-pitch. “It think I would be cutting it very close, but you never want to rule anything out.”

The chances are unlikely, but he said he hasn't had any setbacks and won't rule anything out.