Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/14/12

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 7: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after he sacked Joe Flaco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at Lambeau Field on December 7, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions havent been making enough breaks for themselves this season. This week, theyre getting a big one at the expense of the opponent. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that standout linebacker Clay Matthews wont be available for Sundays game against the Lions because of a hamstring injury he suffered in Green Bay's Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Its another in a long series of injuries that have hampered the Packers throughout the season. Matthews is one of the top candidates for the leagues Defensive Player of the Year honors. He has 40 tackles, including a team-high nine sacks, in nine games. I dont think you could ever measure what Clay Matthews means to your football team, McCarthy said. Hes clearly one of the best defensive players in the game in my opinion. Hes a dynamic player. The Packers also are without other key players such as cornerback Charles Woodson, receiver Greg Jennings and offensive tackle Bryan Bulag...
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