PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills newly acquired receiver Jordan Matthews has a chip fracture in his sternum and is listed as week to week. The team provided the update Monday, a day after Matthews hurt his upper chest in his first practice since joining the team in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Matthews finished practice before being escorted off the field to be evaluated. General manager Brandon Beane told The Associated Press the team was “still figuring it out” regarding the injury and recovery time. It’s unclear when Matthews was hurt, though he did fall hard along the sideline while attempting to make a leaping catch in one-on-one coverage with cornerback Shareece Wright during a drill.
It’s tough to not feel bad for J-Matt. Well, as much as you can feel bad for a millionaire who plays a game for a living. Jordan Matthews, by all accounts, is a good dude and a solid locker room presence. Last week it was all sugar plums and
ball gum drops as Matthews was teaming up with his best bud Carson Wentz for preseason and handshake magic.
Fast forward less than a week. Jordan Matthews has been torn away from his friends, banished to the Siberia of the NFL, and couldn’t even get through his first practice before suffering from a broken heart. Sure, they said it’s a “Chip Fracture In The Sternum”, but I don’t even think that medically exists. Seriously. This dude’s heart is in a million pieces.
Not only that but he has to deal with side bullshit from LeSean McCoy instantly insinuating shade his way.
ESPN – Bills RB LeSean McCoy said Friday he can relate to Sammy Watkins being hurt after being traded “for a guy he’s probably better than” in WR Jordan Matthews. McCoy, of course, was traded from the Eagles to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso in 2015.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy said Friday there is “obviously a difference” between Sammy Watkins and Jordan Matthews. “If you compare the two, it’s obvious you can agree who is better.” However, McCoy said he will have to “wait and see” how the Bills are affected by the deal.
What a warm, inspiring welcome from the J-Mac’s former teammate. At least Matthews will always have Carson Wentz to help move him into his new place in Buffalo. For real. If Wentz is already driving him to the airport, it’s bound to happen.
Male relationships, man. And Wentz and Matthews have already gone all the way.