By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Global News, Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Chris Matthews was stabbed over the weekend. The incident happened while he was at a local Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada restaurant.
The 29-year-old Long Beach, California native was taken to a local hospital after being stabbed at La Roca, a Mexican restaurant, on Saturday night. He has since been released by the hospital following the stabbing.
According to Blue Bombers voice Bob Irving, Matthews returned to practice on Monday. He also noted that the injury must have been minor for him to return to the team so quickly.
The Global News also reported that Matthews missed three games this season with an injury. However, he was practicing with the team on Monday.
The report also says that Matthews is on a one-game injured list. As a result, he is not obligated to talk to the media about the incident that lead to him being stabbed.
There is no indication if the authorities are investigating the matter, or if there is any suspects in the case.
Matthews is in his first season with the Blue Bombers. He is in his second Canadian Football League season overall, as he played for the Calgary Stampeders during the 2018 season.
He also previously played for the Blue Bombers during the 2012 and 2013 season. Following his tenure with the Blue Bombers in 2013, he spent two seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and 2015.
He also played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2015 through 2017.
Matthews began his pro career with the Iowa Barnstormers in 2012 in the indoor game.
He was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award winner in 2012. In addition, he also won the Grey Cup Championship with the Stampeders in 2018.