Clay Matthews injury update: Packers LB to have surgery this week

Clay Matthews isn’t in the clear yet.

The Packers linebacker is expected to undergo surgery this week to repair a broken nose suffered Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy announced Monday.

Matthews was hit in the face by a line drive while pitching in a Packers charity softball game over the weekend. He fell to the ground after he was hit by the ball off Lucas Patrick’s bat and walked off the field holding his face in his glove before being taken to a nearby emergency room.

For many people, Namath will always be 25 years old with his right index pointed to the sky, jogging off the Orange Bowl field as the Super Bowl III MVP, his famous guarantee realized. Others will remember Namath in Hanes’ Beautymist pantyhose or in a fur coat on the sideline. For some, it will be throwing a football to Bobby Brady on The Brady Bunch. Still others it will not be an image, but that voice — that syrupy mix of Beaver Falls, Tuscaloossa and New York that is one of a kind.

You mention 75, Namath said. that’s the third quarter ending and the fourth quarter starting.

OL Garett Bolles plans to play this upcoming season between 300 and 305 pounds. Just so I can anchor when I get those bull rushes and things like that, Bolles said. Feel more comfortable there. Feel more explosive and powerful there. Bolles was in the vicinity of 290-295 in his rookie season.

It feels good that it’s over with, Jackson said. It’s over and done with. The page is turned, and you can see it’s not just me, it’s our organization. They are the reason why I do what I do, and our players and our fans. I know our fans have been very disappointed. I get it. But that page is closed. Hopefully they’ll give us a chance to earn back their respect, their trust, their affection for our football team and this city, because we plan on doing something special.

Namath says he feels great both physically and mentally. He now lives in South Florida, though he returns to New York often. The knees that cut short his football brilliance were replaced in 1992 and he has not had problems since. When he speaks, he is sharp. He recalls names and stories from 50 years ago with ease. Sometimes he forgets where he placed his keys or feels aches and pains, but Namath sees no reason to complain.

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