Clay Matthews Hit by Line Drive at Softball Game, to Have Surgery on Nose Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2018

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 03:  Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers leaves the field following a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on December 3, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Green Bay defeated Tampa Bay 26-20 in overtime.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers star Clay Matthews required a trip to the emergency room after he was hit in the face by a line drive during a charity softball game Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.

WLUK-TV showed a clip of the play:

According to Rapoport, Matthews is believed to have suffered a broken nose and is undergoing a full examination by doctors.

Matthews thanked fans for their well wishes:

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was also playing in the game and told the crowd Matthews wasn't seriously hurt.

"I wanted to let everybody know Clay is all right," Adams said, per Kelly Price of NBC26. "He's got a little boo-boo on his nose, but he'll be all right. He's a tough guy."

The softball game has become an annual tradition for Packers fans.

Jordy Nelson used to lead the event, but he was released by Green Bay and signed with the Oakland Raiders this offseason. As a result, Matthews and Adams were named captains of the respective teams.

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