Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews suffered an injury, which is certainly a normal thing when it comes to football players.
What’s not normal, is that the injury came while playing a softball game.
The six-time Pro Bowl selection was drilled right in the face by a line drive, while pitching during a charity softball game in Wisconsin.
— WLUK-TV FOX 11 (@fox11news) June 2, 2018
— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) June 2, 2018
We don’t have Statcast data, but there’s definitely some impressive exit velocity on that line drive.
Matthews was taken to the emergency room to get treated for what appears to be a broken nose. The linebacker tweeted he “busted [his] nose pretty good and will have surgery once the swelling subsides.”
#Packers LB Clay Matthews is headed to the ER after being hit by a line drive in a charity softball game. The belief now is it’s just a broken nose, but he’s having a full workup to be sure. Scary situation, and if it’s just the nose, it could have been much worse.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 2, 2018
Thank you for all the concern and well-wishes. I busted my nose pretty good and will have surgery once the swelling subsides. Thankful as it could have been much more serious 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) June 2, 2018