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Clay Matthews Will Have Surgery

Yearly hamstring injury? Groin?

Nope. Neither.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews got blasted in the face by a softball at the team’s charity softball game on Saturday. The drive, which came off the bat of offensive lineman Lucas Patrick with Matthews pitching, broke the linebacker’s nose.

Matthews immediately went off the field, holding his glove over his face. He was taken to the ER shortly thereafter.

Matthews and receiver Davante Adams were captains of their respective teams, taking over the game from departed receiver Jordy Nelson, who took over the game from retired receiver Donald Driver.

The game was delayed for about 30 minutes after the Matthews’ injury. When it resumed with Adams on the mound, there was a batting practice screen in front of the pitchers mound.

“Tough guy, because I would’ve still been on the ground right now,” Adams said. “We’re just going to pray for him and hope that he feels better soon.”

And so it appears everything will be fine, except for possibly Clay’s pretty face. The real shame here is a crooked nose could really sap Matthews’ endorsement potential.

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. KazooPackFan June 3, 2018

    I just read Clay’s tweet again today (saw it yesterday in another story). I noticed he said “I busted my nose pretty good…” He didn’t say “Lucas busted my nose” or “the ball busted my nose”. He just owned it himself. Maybe not that big a deal, but I like him a little better now.

  2. KILLER June 4, 2018

    Sorry to see him get hurt. Especially charity.

    Should not effect his season though. I remember the time when Vikings linebacker Scott Studwell was on the golf course and a ball came out of nowhere, hit him on the bridge of his nose and busted it bad. The golfer who did it hid. Studwell still played and tackled all year.

    So, too bad it happened, zero impact on the Packers season — so don’t even try to use it as an excuse when the Packers go 8-8….

    1. PF4L June 4, 2018

      So what is the queens excuse when they could punch their own ticket to play in a SB, in Minnesota no less, but instead give up and not even put up a fight?

      Oops, i forgot about your policy of not ever talking about the queens when they shit the bed, and they ALWAYS, shit the bed.