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Milwaukee Brewers closer Corey Knebel collapses on mound, leaves game with leg injury

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The Brewers’ All-Star closer suffers injury while delivering a pitch, needs to be helped off field

As if losing 8-0 to the Cubs wasn’t bad enough for the Brewers, it looks like the team has potentially lost All-Star closer Corey Knebel for an extended period of time.

Getting some work in after not pitching in the three games against St. Louis, Knebel hit Javier Baez with a pitch before surrendering a two-run home run to Jason Heyward.

After striking out Ian Happ, Knebel collapsed on the mound after delivering a pitch to Tommy La Stella.

You can see Knebel immediately grab the hamstring area behind his left knee as he falls to the ground. He wasn’t able to put any weight on the leg as he was carried off the field.

As Adam McCalvy notes, it’s the same general area Knebel tweaked while pitching on a wet mound in Spring Training.

It’ll take awhile for details on what the injury actually is to come out, but it looks safe to say the Brewers will need a new closer for an extended amount of time.

UPDATE:

The Brewers confirm it’s a hamstring injury, and the severity will be determined with an MRI tomorrow.