Clay Matthews is reportedly headed to the emergency room to have a full workup, but the belief is it's just a broken nose.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has a broken nose after getting hit in the face at a charity softball tournament Saturday.
Matthews was pitching in the tournament in Wisconsin when he took a line drive to the face. The linebacker dropped to the ground for a little bit before getting up. He walked off the field after with his hand clutching his face.
Matthews tweeted that he will have surgery once the swelling goes down and thanked fans for their concern.
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
Here's video of the injury.
According to WBAY's Dave Schroeder, wide receiver Davante Adams updated everyone at the game by saying Clay "got a little boo boo on his nose."
Rapoport reported Matthews was headed to the emergency room to have a full workup.
The game was at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, and protective netting was put up after the injury occurred.
The 32-year-old Matthews has been with the Packers since he was selected by Green Bay in the first round of the draft in 2009. He's a six-time Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl in 2011.