Clay Matthews Takes Line Drive To Face, Breaks Nose In Charity Softball Game

As a football player, Clay Matthews is used to big hits.

But the Green Bay Packers linebacker took a different kind of hit Saturday at a charity softball game. Matthews was pitching when a sharp line drive was hit back at him and drilled him in the nose.

The 32-year-old fell to the ground but quickly got up and walked off the field with his glove covering his face. He suffered a broken nose and confirmed he’d have surgery once the swelling goes down.

The game continued with a batting practice pitcher’s net placed between home plate and the mound once Matthews suffered the injury.

Thumbnail photo via Ron Page/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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