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 tweeted that he will have to have surgery to fix his broken nose. He also thanked fans for their support.
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
NFL network Ian Rapoport tweeted earlier that it's believed Matthews has a broken nose, but a full workup is being done.
#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
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.