GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Matthews, who ranks fourth in the NFL with nine sacks, injured his hamstring 10 days ago in Green Bay's win against the Arizona Cardinals. The Packers had a bye this past weekend, but it didn't offer enough time for Matthews to recover.
"I know Clay's not going to be available this week," coach Mike McCarthy said at his Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Matthews, 26, has battled hamstring injuries throughout most of his four-year career, but the injury has kept him out of only one game prior to this.
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