It might be a little tougher for the Milwaukee Brewers to get back into the playoffs without their MVP.

On Tuesday night, Christian Yelich fouled a ball off onto his right leg during a game against the Miami Marlins. He would be removed from the game to be further evaluated which revealed that he fractured his right knee cap.

Yelich will head back to Milwaukee on Wednesday to be further evaluated, according to David Stearns, the team’s general manager.

"We don't have a definitive time frame (for his return), other than we know that he'll be out for the remainder of the season right now," Stearns said. "We also don't know whether surgery is required. He'll need some further diagnostic imaging tomorrow in Milwaukee, then (he'll) meet with our doctors and plot a plan going forward."

The injury to the 27-year old occurred during the first inning of the game. Yelich was able to walk off the field but only did so after spending several minutes on the ground in obvious pain.

This is a huge blow to the Brewers. Yelich has been having an astonishing season after coming off an MVP-winning campaign last year. Unbelievably, 2019 has been even better than 2018 for the California native who will end the campaign with a .329 batting average, 44 home runs, 97 RBIs, 29 doubles and 30 stolen bases. Currently, he leads the National League in OBP, slugging, OPS and WAR.

With three stolen bases over this past weekend, Yelich became just the 12th player in MLB history to have a 40-30 seasons (40 home runs and 30 stolen bases).

Milwaukee would go on to edge the Marlins 4-3 without Yelich and move within a game and a half of the Chicago Cubs for the final National League wild card spot.