Brewers News: Milwaukee Gets Concerning Update on Corbin Burnes Injury

The Milwaukee Brewers got some concerning news after Corbin Burnes exited early with an apparent knee injury.
The Milwaukee Brewers got some concerning news after Corbin Burnes exited early with an apparent knee injury. / John Fisher/Getty Images

The last half of June was a thrilling stretch for the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee went 19-8 this past month and remained tied for first place with the Chicago Cubs for nearly half of it. Then the Cubs fell apart and went just 3-7 in their last 10 ballgames. On the other hand, Milwaukee has won nine straight and now sits 6.5 games up in the division standings.

Milwaukee increased their division lead by 0.5 games with a convincing 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Unfortunately, the win came with a bit of concerning news. Starting pitcher Corbin Burnes exited his strong start (7.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 K) with an apparent knee injury.

Corbin Burnes Injury Update

After the game, Burnes admitted that his cleat slipped on a pitch, causing his knee to "[jam] up a little bit." He did continue to downplay the injury following his outing, saying that he knee has been bothering him for about a month. Clearly, that hasn't slowed down his strong start to the 2021 MLB season.

On the year, Burnes owns a 2.41 ERA and 0.902 WHIP in 82.0 innings pitched across 14 starts. He's played a big role in the Brewers' hot streak, going 1-0 in four starts through June while pitching to a 3.22 ERA.

Nonetheless, the Brewers will keep a watchful eye on Burnes' potential knee injury. They'd like to keep one of their top starters at full strength as they gear up for a postseason run. Currently, the Brewers own the eighth-best odds (+1500) in baseball to take home the 2021 World Series title, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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