Rams linebacker Clay Matthews III broke his jaw

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Rams will be without a key piece of their defense. Outside linebacker Clay Matthews III will miss approximately the next month.

He suffered a broken jaw on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks. He was injured on a play when he made a tackle on running back Chris Carson.

Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard
Clay Matthews sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (Getty Images)

Matthews III will have surgery done on his jaw. He is expected to miss at least the next four weeks.

He is expected to miss games against the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams have a bye week in Week 9, before returning against a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

The 33-year-old Northridge, California native signed a free agent deal in the off-season. This is his first season with the Rams after spending the first decade of his career with the Green Bay Packers.

On Thursday night, he had five tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits. He also had 1.0 sacks in 47 defensive snaps.

In his first five games of his career with the Rams, he has made five starts. He also has 19 tackles, including seven tackles for a loss and seven quarterback hits.

He also has 6.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass deflection.

The 6.0 sacks are the most he has had in a season since the 2015 season when he had 6.5 sacks.

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