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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury.
Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return.
Matthews was coming back from a hamstring injury that knocked him out of a loss to the Bengals two weeks ago. His recovery was aided by a bye last week.
The pass-rushing specialist has three sacks this season.
The Packers also lost starting linebacker Brad Jones to a hamstring injury. His replacement, Robert Francois, later left the game with a torn Achilles.
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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.
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...
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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.
The speculation is that Green Bay Packers linebacker, Clay Matthews, will need surgery to repair a broken thumb that forced him from yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions.Fresh off a hamstring injury that left him limited in practice throughout the week, Matthews took the field, and looked ready to go against the Lions. Up until a sack of quarterback Matthew Stafford, in the...
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
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...
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...
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...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Clay Matthews paid a price for his sack in the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 win Sunday afternoon over the Detroit Lions. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Matthews broke his thumb.
After Matthews took down Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 12-yard loss late in the third quarter, the Packers' star outside linebacker jogged to the locker room and...
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
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...
Green Bay will be without linebacker Clay Matthews for the next month. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPNFantasy Spin:He broke his thumb Sunday versus the Lions. The Packers are 4-2 without Matthews the last four seasons.
We’re not ever allowed to just be happy about a Packers victory, are we? There’s always got to be something that happened that keeps us unsatisfied. We didn’t close in the red zone. Receivers dropped some big passes. The team that we beat was playing without their best player. This outside linebacker that we just agreed to pay $66 million to play football can’t...