Matthews to have surgery on nose after being hit by softball

Clay Matthews holds his face after being hit with a softball Saturday, June 2, 2018. (WLUK image)

GRAND CHUTE (WLUK) -- While playing in the Green and Gold Charity Softball game at Timber Rattlers Stadium in Grand Chute, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was hit in the face with a line drive hit by offensive lineman Lucas Patrick.

Matthews was underhand pitching in the third inning when he was injured.

After being hit, Matthews fell to the ground, got up and covered his face with his glove and walked off the field to the dugout. The game was halted for about 15 minutes.

An announcement was made shortly before resuming play that Matthews was fine, but he did not return.

In a tweet, Matthews said he will have surgery on his nose once the swelling goes away.

Ian Rapoport said in a tweet that Matthews was taken to the hospital.

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