Matt Schaub was bloodied on a vicious hit by Broncos linebacker Joe Mays on Sunday, and he confirmed after the game that he lost a chunk of it.
“I felt fine,” Schaub said, per the Houston Chronicle. “Lost a piece of my ear.”
Mocksession grabbed the shot you see above and was all over the development as it happened. They added the caption, “So Matt Schaub is now missing part of his ear.”
We’re guessing a piece of his ear came off when his helmet was dislodged on the hit.
Mays was penalized 15 yards for roughing the passer, a play after Von Miller was flagged for the same infraction. Schaub ended up missing a play before returning. He finished 17/30 for 290 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in Houston’s 31-25 win.
Below is a video of the play: