Brewers: The 5 Dumbest Injuries in Brewers Franchise History

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 24: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke
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Sep 8, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams (38) delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth inning at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /

For the second postseason in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers will be without one of their best relief pitchers.

After Devin Williams lost his fight with a wall, there is a good chance he will not be able to return this season. The original reports were that he could return to the World Series. But by then, the Brewers will have already battled their way through the NLDS and NLCS. If they want to make it to the final series, they will need to figure out who their new 8th inning guy is. It might be hard to plug Williams back in and in the same position.

It would be easy to say that this is the craziest or dumbest injury to happen to the Brewers. But that might not necessarily be the case. Devin’s injury could easily be in the Top 5 right now, but there have been enough dumb injuries to go around. First though, a few honorable mentions.

In 2011, starting pitcher Chris Narveson was trying to repair his baseball glove with a pair of scissors. It ended with a thumb laceration, stitches and two missed starts for the team. Narveson would also sadly miss most of the 2012 season due to injury. He played with Milwaukee between 2009 and 2013.

Current Atlanta Brave and NLDS opponent and former Brewer Will Smith also gets an honorable mention. While taking off his shoe in March of 2016, he heard a pop in his knee and tore his LCL. He would end up having a great season before being traded to the San Francisco Giants.

So here are our Top 5. It doesn’t mean these players are dumb or crazy, just the circumstances of the injury.

The Milwaukee Brewers have had some doozies. And after researching these, there are serious doubts any of these happened the way they said they did.