The Green Bay Packers charity softball game is happening today. We presume this is what used to be the Jordy Nelson charity softball game. However, the actual interesting thing here is linebacker Clay Matthews took a line drive to the face.
Matthews was pitching to offensive lineman Lucas Patrick and… look out!
Packers LB Clay Matthews takes a liner off the face pitching in the charity softball game at Fox Cities Stadium. Immediately left the field. Hope he's ok @WBAY pic.twitter.com/29aTvXkIc5
— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) June 2, 2018
That must have hurt.
Matthews walked off immediately covering his face and hadn’t returned to the field as of the time of this post. We doubt he does return to the field.
Here he is walking off.
Clay Matthews hit by pitch at charity softball game. Man, I hope he's ok. pic.twitter.com/nRjINunjPY
— Fantasy Nerds (@ffnerd) June 2, 2018
After the incident, a screen was put in front of the pitcher’s mound.
Davante Adams comes out of the dugout wearing Clay Matthews’ softball jersey, as the umps explain the new safety measure they’re going to try here for pitchers. Adams is his team’s pitcher. #Packers pic.twitter.com/xCkqEMPW3L
— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) June 2, 2018
Matthews is apparently fine, but the game was paused temporarily. It was resumed.
“Matthews is apparently fine, but the game was paused temporarily.”
Nope. Broken nose. Surgery when the swelling goes down.
I guess Clay couldn’t wait until the regular season to hop on the injury report. At least you don’t need a nose to play linebacker.
Not the year of the hammy. Not the year of the high ankle sprain. Not even an on again, off again groin injury. No, this year will be the year of the recurring schnoz injury.