Helms slipped on a wet ramp outside the clubhouse before Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the Expos and sprained his right knee. He was sent home for an MRI that will determine whether or not he will go on the disabled list.
“It’s just part of it,” Brewers manager Ned Yost said. “It’s the day we had.”
Helms was batting .252 with two homer runs after going .260 with 23 homers last season. He has hit safely in five straight games and nine of his last 10.
The starting third baseman was scheduled for a day off on Wednesday.
“There are accidental injuries and there are preventable injuries, and obviously, this one was accidental,” general manager Doug Melvin said. “We’ll wait, and determine if he is a (disabled list) guy, (and then) what we’ll do.”
Helms also hit his head in the fall, but Melvin said that the team isn’t worried about that.
“Ned said he hit his head pretty hard,” Melvin said. “He didn’t seem as concerned about the head, though.”
The start of the game was delayed by 59 minutes because of rain, and it was delayed 43 minutes because of weather in the middle of the fifth.
“They’re worth it if you win,” Yost said. “But that sure was a long one.”