While the Green Bay Packers have ruled wide receiver Jordy
Nelson and safety Charles Woodson out for this weekend’s contest against the
Chicago Bears, linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to return for the club.
Matthews was a full participant in Friday’s practice as he
appears to be nearly fully recovered from a hamstring injury that’s sidelined
him the past few weeks. Given that the Pro Bowler has missed a significant
stretch of time, coach Mike McCarthy thinks it would be best to limit the
number of snaps Matthews’ sees tomorrow, reports James Carlton of CBS Sports.
“I think it would be smart to limit his reps,” McCarthy
said. “It's something we've talked about with him, personally, and a number of
guys that are coming back. This is a very important game, but there are more
left to be played after this game.”
Nelson (hamstring) and Woodson (collarbone) both missed
practice all week. Green Bay will also be without running back James Starks
(knee) and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson (knee). Wide receiver Donald Driver
(thumb) and linebacker Terrell Manning (shoulder) are questionable to suit up
against the Bears.
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