Clay Matthews Has AC Joint Injury

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Clay Matthews injury

We’re not sure what got hurt worse in the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles — Clay Matthews’ shoulder or his pride.

Gotta have your head on swivel out there, son!

Whichever was injured more, both injuries happened on the same play. Matthews left the game after that brutal blow from former Packers’ starting (but completely awful) right tackle Allen Barbre.

Matthews did come back to finish the game, however. Coach Mike McCarthy expressed concern about the injury on Tuesday, saying it was an injury to the AC joint.

If that sounds familiar, it should. Receiver Randall Cobb dealt with an AC joint sprain during the 2015 season. He didn’t miss a game, however.

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11 Comments on "Clay Matthews Has AC Joint Injury"

  1. ferris

    Instead of trying out as a punter on NFL teams I have decided to get super fat and be an NFL offensive lineman. Marshall Newhouse is a starter on the Giants and Barbre has a job too. How is that possible???!!!
    I know I’d be as good as Don Barclay.
    Why didn’t I do this sooner… How can I gain 100+ pounds by next training camp? I’m 6’2″ so I need to be like 320 I guess. Have to head to Golden Corral now. Don’t call me I’ll be eating.

    • Empacador

      Much like the discussion about how Hayward is now a stud DB in San Diego. Maybe it isn’t these guys all sucked. Maybe the Packers coaches can’t coach. Or use these guys out of position too often. I certainly saw how bad Newhouse sucked but he has a job. Barbre has had a nice little career, so who is it that really sucks? Maybe Campen is the problem.

  2. Arthur Jackson

    Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7(a)8: A player who receives a ―blindside block when the offensive blocker is moving toward or parallel to his own end line and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side, and

    • Adam

      Perfectly legal play because Clay did not qualify under Articles Two and Seven of a defenseless player.

      12.2.7 (8)
      (8) A player who receives a ―blindside block when the offensive blocker is moving toward or parallel to his own end
      line and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side, AND
      (9) A player who is protected from an illegal crackback block (see Article 2);

      Article 2: Illegal Crackback Block.
      It is an Illegal Crackback Block if a defensive player is contacted below the waist within an area five yards on either side of the line of scrimmage, including within close-line play, by an offensive player who is moving toward the position from which the ball was snapped, and:
      (1) The offensive player was aligned more than two yards outside an offensive tackle (flexed) when the ball was snapped; or
      (2) The offensive player was in a backfield position when the ball was snapped and moved to a position more than two yards
      outside an offensive tackle.

      Note 1: If there is a broken play, significantly changing the original direction, the crackback block is legal. When the change in
      direction is the result of a designed play (reverse), the restriction remains in effect.
      Note 2: A player who is protected from a crackback block is also a defenseless player (see Article 7).

      Article 7: Players in a Defenseless Posture.
      It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.
      (a) Players in a defenseless posture are:
      OFFICIAL NFL PLAYING RULES 67 RULE 12, SECTION 2, ARTICLE 4
      (1) A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass;
      (2) A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or
      has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending
      contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player;
      (3) A runner already in the grasp of a tackler and whose forward progress has been stopped;
      (4) A kickoff or punt returner attempting to field a kick in the air;
      (5) A player on the ground;
      (6) A kicker/punter during the kick or during the return (Also see Article 6(g) for additional restrictions against a
      kicker/punter);
      (7) A quarterback at any time after a change of possession (Also see Article 8(f) for additional restrictions against a
      quarterback after a change of possession);
      (8) A player who receives a ―blindside‖ block when the offensive blocker is moving toward or parallel to his own end
      line and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side, and
      (9) A player who is protected from an illegal crackback block (see Article 2);
      (10) The offensive player who attempts a snap during a Field Goal attempt or a Try Kick.

      Barbre was not aligned in the backfield or flexed out beyond the tackle at the time of the snap, and did not hit Clay below the waist or above the neck.

  3. Unsupervised Child

    He’ll use this injury as an excuse not to play, but still get paid. Ever since he got involved with that woman and got her pregnant, his playing has really gone down hill.

    • Pred

      Exactly. Along with everything else he has injured is his short memory. Quit being a bitch and eat some more of that Jack Link jerky and Muscle Milk. You got what you gave and you can’t deal.

  4. Empacador

    Clay looked like a little bitch out there pulling up and not even trying to stop Wentz on the touchdown. Clay reminded me of Cam Newton in the Superbowl when Cam shied away from the ball after he fumbled. Maybe Clay did it to not further injure himself but it sure wasn’t his finest moment.

    • Unsupervised Child

      Clay’s been doing that a lot lately. He doesn’t put in the effort anymore because all he’s playing for now is just the check. He’s got an old lady (and I mean that literally. she’s over 40 years old) and two kids to feed.

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