Clay Matthews taken to hospital after getting hit by line drive at charity softball game
Updated: 5:49 p.m. June 2, 2018
APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In a tweet Clay Matthews said he is thankful the injury wasn't worse and he will have surgery once the swelling subsides.
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
Posted: 3:22 p.m. June 2, 2018
APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Packers star Clay Matthews was hit in the face during a charity softball game in Appleton on Saturday.
The Green & Gold Charity Softball Game has traditionally been hosted by Jordy Nelson, but after he was traded to the Oakland Raiders Davante Adams and Clay Matthews stepped up.
During the game on Saturday Matthews was pitching and took a line drive straight to the face. After crouching with his glove over his face for a few moments Matthews immediately walked off the field.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Matthews went to the ER after the hit. The injury is believed to just be a broken nose but he is getting full tests done just in case.
#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
CBS 58's Scott Grodsky was at the game and reports the announces said Clay Matthews is "doing fine" and Davante Adams said "He's got a little boo boo on his nose but he wants everyone to know he's ok."
"I want to let everybody know clay is alright. He's got a little boo boo on his nose but he wants everyone to know he's ok."— Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) June 2, 2018
Davante Adams talks to the crowd before they restart the #Packers charity softball game