Matthew's teammate OT Gosder Cherilus, who had an AC joint injury in college, expressed his respect of Matthew and talked about what an inspiration it has been to the team the way that Matthew has handled his injury.
“Anything you do, you feel it. You’re sleeping and you roll the wrong way, you’ll feel it. Some mornings, I didn’t think I could deal with it. It takes awhile to get it moving in the morning before it feels better. For him to be doing what he is doing, my hat is off to the kid. I respect him," Cherilus said. "When you think about who we are and look at our record, it's easy for a lot of guys to shut it down. He's not one of those guys. He's right there next to us. When you see that, you appreciate it and try to give him the same in return."