You probably noticed Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews standing around on the sideline during the second half of the team’s loss to the Detroit Lions. And you were like, “Oh, Matthews obviously must have suffered his annual hamstring injury.”
Well, not the case!
He actually suffered a groin injury.
After the game, Matthews says he planted and felt something happen. He also blamed Lions receiver Golden Tate.
Yes, that Golden Tate.
The severity of the injury isn’t clear. However, based on Matthews’ history, we might as well assume he’ll miss some time. The only time he’s actually made it through a season without injuring something is back in his rookie year.
What we know now is Matthews didn’t go back into the game when the defense needed him down the stretch. And, it sounds like no one really knows if he could have played or not. They just decided to be extra cautious.
Matthews ran around a little bit, but never tried to go back into the game.
“I felt a little something, but I think just being cautious moving forward,” Matthews said. “I don’t know what to tell you. I feel good now, but obviously I’m not running around full speed.”
Remember when football players had to be scraped off the field with a shovel before they’d come out of the game? Now, they get a fucking hangnail and oh! We better be cautious about this!
Seriously, Matthews is a good player, but he just can’t stay on the field. That makes him a totally useless player at times.
Or maybe it makes him a mediocre player. Because good players stay on the field, don’t they?
Well fuck me Tracy Wolfson..
Clay would but he hurt his vagina again..
Big surprise. Roidheads are injury prone.
If it was Golden Tate, I hope he breaks his little fucking neck! Fuck him, and to hell with his pathetic excuse for a career!
Reggie White, Micahel Strahan, Bruce Smith, anybody know why they were good?
hope he aint out long, one of the few who fly’s around and plays angry, the rest just stand and wait for action to come to them…
“Just think of what we’d be watching if Matthews were injured again. A no-pass-rush, no-tackling amoeba of flailing arms and legs. You can say, yeah, well, Julius Peppers, but let’s not kid ourselves. If Matthews is out, Peppers is getting doubled and then he’s no doubt shutting it down.”
So what happens if Peppers is out also….?
Reminds me of a baseball player. Blister? That’ll be two weeks on the DL.
Good ole Paper Mache Clay…