Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams broke his hand after celebrating with his team.
After clinching the NL Central Division championship, the Milwaukee Brewers had a lot to celebrate. Unfortunately, that celebration might have led to them making a World Series run without one of their best pitchers.
Relief pitcher Devin Williams broke his right hand on Sunday night while leaving the team’s celebration. Williams gave a bit of context on Wednesday in a video posted to Twitter by Todd Rosiak after learning more about the extent of his injury.
“On my way home, I was a little frustrated and upset, and I punched a wall. That’s how it happened. I’m pretty upset with myself. There’s no one to blame but me. I feel like I’ve let my team down.”
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams broke his hand in a self-inflicted injury ahead of the postseason.
William’s injury will require surgery and likely leave him out for the rest of the postseason, though there is an “outside chance” he could return if Milwaukee makes it all the way to the World Series. The Brewers will have to get through the divisional series and beyond without the 2020 NL rookie of the year.
Milwaukee will rely even more heavily on closer Josh Hader to be on the top of his game for the next couple of weeks in the absence of Williams. There are also a number of talented pitchers in the organization who can step up, but Williams’ hand fracture will undoubtedly make a noticeable impact.
If the Brewers have anything to celebrate after the divisional series, hopefully, they can escape the party without any more incidents.