Clay Matthews out a month with broken jaw

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Rams linebacker Clay Matthews will miss a month after breaking his jaw Thursday night.

Rams coach Sean McVay announced Friday afternoon, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN, that Matthews will undergo surgery.

McVay said the team believes Seahawks running back Chris Carson inadvertently kicked Matthews in the face.

It appears on video the injury occurred on Carson’s 6-yard run on third-and-goal from the 11-yard line in the fourth quarter when Matthews dove at Carson’s legs.

Matthews played 47 of 74 defensive snaps and made five tackles and a sack.

47 responses to “Clay Matthews out a month with broken jaw

  1. Jason Witten broke his jaw as a rookie..

    Missed one game, thanks to Parcells comments about Mark Bavaro’s toughness

  2. The Rams’ defense is done. Aquib Talib is a pass interference flag waiting to be thrown and Wade Phillips has lost a step. Aaron Donald deserves so much more.

  3. That’s too bad he was having a real good season. Already more sacks this year than last season . That roughing call on him last night was bogus as hell

  4. Didn’t he commit a boneheaded roughing penalty last night that directly led to the winning score by Seattle?

    Yup. He did.

  5. “Didn’t he commit a boneheaded roughing penalty last night that directly led to the winning score by Seattle?

    Yup. He did.”

    Actually he had a terrible call made against him. Clearly shoulder to shoulder.

  6. The Seahawks were honoring Paul Allen. You had to know the refs weren’t letting you walk away with a win. Even though it was perfectly legal hit, you should have eased up on Wilson.

  7. Couldn’t have happened to a better guy. I’ll never forget him spearing Brian Hoyer against the Bears. He broke Homer’s arm with the crown of his helmet and not a wiff of a penalty flag.

  8. stellarperformance says:
    October 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Didn’t he commit a boneheaded roughing penalty last night that directly led to the winning score by Seattle?

    Yup. He did.
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    Great comment. Completely ignorant, but nice to see how packer fans treat their castoffs.

  9. Karma for that horrendous helmet to helmet late hit on Russell Wilson— dude’s got connections…

  10. This team had very few injuries the last two years and went into this year with a noticeable lack of depth. That was a huge mistake. They now have two major ones in Donald’s back and Mathew’s jaw. I previously said they would have to score 30 points a game to have a chance to win but now it’s going to have to be more than that. In the next five weeks they have San Francisco, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Chicago. The only sure one is Cincinnati and maybe Atlanta!

  11. Karma. Clay Matthews is a dirty player. That hit probably wasnt a flag but there was one on an Aaron Doland near sack he tried to head hunt from the opposite directions with one of his classic late hits. I guarentee you a guy with his history was warned.

  12. He has done some serious Russell head-hunting in the past so karma says hello. Last night’s call was kind of bogus but he is far from innocent.

    The Ziggy Ansah roughing-the-passer penalty also affected the game and was pretty bogus. He stumbled and put his face mask right in goff’s “lower area” What was he supposed to do there?

  13. Ken Norton broke Ali’s jaw before the half way mark of their 12-round bout in 1973, probably as early as the first round. It was a mess by the end of the fight and had to be surgically repaired and wired shut. The doctor was amazed that Ali was able to finish the fight, as was everyone who watched it. He took some heavy shots to the jaw throughout the fight, especially after the 5th round. Norton won a split decision.

    Point is, these football players and their fanboys who think their tough – please be quiet.

  14. He plays like Barr in Minnesota. Always too late and always too aggressive. The two of them both think it makes them valuable if they arrive late and throw an unnecessary hit anyway.

  15. Still he’s whining about the late hit penalty. Yeah, he hit with his shoulder then slid into his facemask with the crown of his helmet. With his history of fouls he’s lucky he wasn’t ejected. The irony is then his jaw wouldn’t have been broken, ha!

  16. “They’ve always said that juice ends up weakening bone structures.”

    Lolz lets see if you can get kicked in the jaw by an NFL running back and not have any broken bones. I mean those guys are only leg pressing what, 600, 800 pounds at a time?

  17. The guy breaks his jaw and certain a-holes in here feel the need to slam him. It’s always surprising to see how ignorant some people can be.

  18. kamthechancellor says:
    October 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    Fantasy quarterbacks are a must start vs the LAmbs.

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    How many yards did Goff put on Seattle again?

    500?

  19. stellarperformance says:
    October 5, 2019 at 10:50 am
    He plays like Barr in Minnesota. Always too late and always too aggressive. The two of them both think it makes them valuable if they arrive late and throw an unnecessary hit anyway
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    Still can’t let it go huh? Oat been years and it still bothers you. Trubisky was hurt running out off the pocket too and bears fan have not complained at all. It shows how bears fans are classy and Packer fans are not

  20. Trubisky? Trubisky was running for his life……with the ball. He hasn’t passed the ball, counted to three, and started jogging back to the huddle like Rodgers did.

  21. stellarperformance says:
    October 5, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Trubisky? Trubisky was running for his life……with the ball. He hasn’t passed the ball, counted to three, and started jogging back to the huddle like Rodgers did.

    Nobody else stands in the pocket and throws the ball into the ground in front of them without it being called grounding, but they let Rodgers do it.

  22. Super Bowl loser hangover/curse. Happens just about every season. Rams look like a .500 team – no playoffs.

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