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 theGreen 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.