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Clay Matthews Updates His Status After Being Hit In Face Line Drive During Charity Softball Game

A general view of the stadium during the NFC Wild Card game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 8: A general view of the stadium during the NFC Wild Card game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

This afternoon, Green Bay Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews had a frightening moment earlier today. During a charity softball game, he took a line drive from teammate Lucas Patrick off of the face.

Matthews was pitching, so he was extremely close to Patrick on the swing. After the hit, he went down hard, though he did get up relatively quickly and walked off the field, covering his face with his glove.

WBAY's Dave Schroeder posted video of the play to Twitter.

Matthews went to the emergency room from the game to get checked out. While broken nose was the initial thought, he underwent a full examination.

Luckily, it looks like a broken nose is the extent of Clay Matthews's injuries.

Packers star wide receiver Davante Adams, who served as the captain of the other team, told the crowd at the game that Matthews just had "a little boo-boo."

Rapoport is now reporting that it was just a broken nose for Matthews.

Matthews took to Twitter himself to thank fans for the well wishes, and update his status. He needs surgery, but overall he's okay.

That is obviously good news, because as we've seen with other similar baseball and softball injuries, it could have been much worse.

Matthews has been a top defensive player for the Packers since being a first-round pick out of USC in 2009. He is a six-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl Champion.