Clay Matthews to have surgery after taking line drive to face at charity softball game

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) -- Packers linebacker, Clay Matthews, went to the ER after taking a line drive to the face at the annual Green and Gold Charity Softball Game in Grand Chute on Saturday.

Matthews take line drive to face

Matthews tweeted that he will have to have surgery to fix his broken nose. He also thanked fans for their support.


NFL network Ian Rapoport tweeted earlier that it's believed Matthews has a broken nose, but a full workup is being done.


WBAY Sports reporter Dave Schroeder caught the pitch and hit on camera.


Matthews was pitching for the charity game to benefit Young Life, an organization that pairs youth with an adult to focus on things that matter most to kids.