Broken jaw to keep LA Rams’ Clay Matthews out 4-6 weeks

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              Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews, top, and defensive end Dante Fowler sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the first of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to be out for four to six weeks with a broken jaw.

Coach Sean McVay said Monday that Matthews won’t return until after the Rams’ bye in early November.

Matthews was hurt when Seattle running back Chris Carson inadvertently kicked him in the face during the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 30-29 loss to the Seahawks last Thursday. Matthews’ jaw has been wired shut, McVay says.

Matthews has six sacks in his first five games with the Rams, who signed the 33-year-old pass rusher to a two-year contract in the offseason. Matthews had spent the past decade with Green Bay.

Samson Ebukam is expected to take Matthews’ starting spot Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.