Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews Played Last Season With Broken Leg

For several weeks last season, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was listed on the Packers injury report with a shin injury. It turns out, Matthews was playing with a broken leg. Technically it was a stress fracture in his lower leg according to a report in the
Green Bay Press-Gazette.

That report says Matthews was listed on every injury report from Week 9 through the NFC championship game as probable with a shin injury. Matthews said of the injury, “(It happened) some time in the middle of the season. You can’t do anything about it. I was just taking practices off and showing up on game day and giving it my all.”

The injury didn't slow Matthews last season, who finished the regular-season with 13 1/2 sacks and finished runner-up for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award.

Matthews' stress fracture has healed and he's 100% healthy entering this season.

1 comment:

  1. Just another reason I'm in love with the Clay-maker :D