Playing through pain and injuries is a part of football. Often times, football players will finish a season in a serious injury and then repair it during the offseason.
Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews had to do that for multiple injuries. The senior safety revealed to reporters he played through two torn labrums in 2015 and had offseason surgery to repair both.
Auburn safety Tray Matthews apparently played through two torn labrums last season. "Bet y'all didn't even know that."
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) August 6, 2016
Auburn DB Tray Matthews played with torn labrums in both shoulders last year. Had surgery to fix both this offseason.
— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 6, 2016
Matthews finished last season with 46 tackles and two interceptions in 10 games for the Tigers. Matthews began his college career at Georgia, but transferred to Auburn after he was dismissed from the program.