SOURCE: USA Today
The Packers’ Clay Matthews had a bit of a rough Saturday. He accidentally got hit right in the face with a softball in a scary moment while he was pitching at a charity game.
Matthews immediately dropped to the ground as the crowd sounded concerned, but he got up quickly like a champ and walked off the field while covering his face with his glove.
After a trip to the hospital, Matthews tweeted out an update. First, the six-time Pro Bowler thanked everyone for their well wishes. Then, he explained that he busted his nose and will have surgery once the swelling goes down.
“Thankful as it could have been much more serious,” Matthews wrote.
The charity game continued half an hour after Matthews left, though they wisely added a batting practice screen when Davante Adams pitched next, according to USA TODAY Sports. Matthews and Adams were the team captains at the event.
Adams told reporters of Matthews taking the hit: “Tough guy, because I would’ve still been on the ground right now. We’re just going to pray for him and hope that he feels better soon.”