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The Green Bay Packers did what they needed to do yesterday at Lambeau Field: they beat the NFC North Division leading Detroit Lions, 22-9, to pull within one-half game of the top spot. They also moved to within a half-game of Da Bearz. It was an especially great defensive performance, sacking Lions QB Matthew Stafford five times and holding the fourth-highest scoring offense in the league to just nine points.However, the win came at a price. Starting linebacker Brad Jones went down with -- what else? -- a hamstring injury; his status is still unclear. His backup and special teams standout, Robert Francois, blew out his Achilles and is done for the season. Near the end of the third quarter, uber-linebacker extraordinaire, Clay Matthews, broke a thumb on a sack of Stafford. Late today, it was reported that Matthews will have surgery on the thumb and be out at least a month. It's possible the Packers could use their one special injured reserve spot with return after six weeks to op...
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The Green Bay Packers have lost linebacker Clay Matthews for at least one month after breaking his thumb against the Detroit Lions. Matthews was already suffering from a sore hamstring he sustained before the bye week, so this broken thumb just adds insult to injury. Along with Matthews, linebackers Brad Jones and Robert...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There is not a definitive answer yet, but there appears to be more bad news than good news for Green Bay Packers star outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
Matthews broke his thumb in Sunday's Week 5 game and is now likely headed for surgery, according to ESPN reports. If surgery is the route that Matthews goes, he is expected to miss about one month.
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The Green Bay Packers are expected to be without linebacker Clay Matthews for at least a month due to a fractured thumb.
Thus far the Packers have not released information on the status of Matthews. Head coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that he was hopeful that Matthews would not miss the rest of the season.
Green Bay Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters that he is “hopeful” that LB Clay Matthews‘ broken thumb is not season-ending, per Tom Silverstein.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Shefter reports that Matthews will go through further testing and is expected to miss at least one month.
If Matthews thumb injury requires surgery, it could cost him the rest of the 2013 season. Matthews...
Questions remain about when Matthews will return and how effective he can be when he does
According to Fox Sports Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his thumb in Sunday’s win against the Detroit Lions. The injury occurred towards the end of the third quarter following a sack of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One day after improving to a 2-2 record by defeating the Detroit Lions 22-9 in Week 5, the Green Bay Packers' three coordinators discussed the important aspects of the game.
Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS
1. What do you do now if you're without Clay Matthews for the next several games...
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews exited Sunday’s win over the Lions with a thumb injury.
Per a league source the thumb has a fracture in it.
Matthews left Sunday’s 22-9 win over the Lions in the fourth quarter. It’s unclear whether the injury will limit Matthews’ ability to practice or play.
This would be a huge blow to the Packers defense if they lost Matthew to any time. Matthews was shown walking to the locker room. @davebirkett: TV just showed Clay Matthews going to Green Bay’s locker room. I hope he is ok, I have him as my IDP player in fantasy.
Knowing Matthews he will find a way to play through it.
Packers LB Clay Matthews suffered a broken thumb today. Unclear whether he'll be able to play through it,
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 6, 2013
According to a report, Clay Matthews has had successful surgery on his thumb which may keep him sidelined for more than a month.
The news comes from Jay Glazer, who tweeted that the pins that have been inserted into Clay's hand may keep him out longer than originally estimated four weeks. Per cheeseheadtv.com:
Clay matthews injury Called a Bennett fracture. Thumb...
We mentioned last night that Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. will be out for a month with a broken thumb.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Matthews underwent surgery on his thumb on Monday.
Clay Matthews had successful surgery on his thumb today.
It sounds like Matthews will miss more than a month.
Clay Matthews injury called a Bennett fracture. Thumb needed to be...
The 22-9 victory over the Lions this past Sunday may have actually resulted in a huge loss for the Packers for the remainder of the season.
According to reports, Clay Matthews underwent successful surgery Monday to repair his thumb, injured during the game against the Lions:
Clay Matthews had successful surgery on his thumb today.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 8, 2013...
Big loss for the Packers.
Packers LB Clay Matthews still is undergoing more testing, but he is expected to miss one month with a broken thumb.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 7, 2013
Green Bay Packers (2-2) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
The Ravens have been one of the premier home teams in the NFL over the past few seasons, going 25-3 at home since 2010. They’re outscore opponents by about a point per game on the road in that time period and by about 11 points per game at home. As a result, they’ve only been underdogs at home a grand total of three times in that...
On Monday, Clay Matthews had surgery to address his fractured thumb.
Slated to miss about a month, Packers fans may be a bit worried about the ability for the defensive unit to play at a high level.
While that certain exacts some pressure on the Packers offense -- one that is currently averaging X points, Aaron Rodgers doesn't necessarily see it that way...