Clay Matthews | LB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 3/25/2014 10:18pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, March 25, that surgery to repair the thumb of LB Clay Matthews (thumb) went well and that he does not expect Matthews to have issues with it. He suffered a fracture in October, had surgery and then broke it again in December.
Huddle Up: Matthews has missed 9 combined games over the last 2 seasons, including 5 last year when he finished with only 7.5 sacks. His IDP owners are hoping these last 2 seasons are the exceptions rather than the rule.
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:27am et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Monday, Dec. 30, that LB Clay Matthews (thumb) will not be ready for the NFC Wild Card game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 5. 'Right now, he's out for this week,' McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: It took Matthews more than a month to return from the same injury earlier this season, and while everything is expedited in the postseason the risk of permanent damage is too great for him to be rushed back into the lineup.
Posted: 12/23/2013 12:09pm et
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) re-injured his surgically repaired thumb in Week 16 and is out indefinitely. It's being described as a repeat of his last injury, which required surgery and cost him four weeks.
Huddle Up: If Matthews missed a month with this same injury earlier in the season, it's safe to say his 2013 campaign is over.
Posted: 11/7/2013 7:01pm et
Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews (thumb) and Nick Perry (foot) took part in limited practice Wednesday, Nov. 6, and were cleared to take part in a full practice Thursday, Nov. 7. If they don't suffer setbacks, it appears they will both return in Week 10. Matthews will need to be fitted with a cast to protect his hand.
Huddle Up: Bad timing for Nick Foles and the Eagles as this will amp up the Packers' pass rush Sunday, provided the cast doesn't hamper Matthews' ability to grip and grab too much. Matthews has been out since getting injured Week 6, and Perry went out the following week.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43pm et
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) had surgery on his broken thumb Monday, Oct. 7. He's expected to miss more than a month, but an exact timetable isn't known.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the Packers, who already have the 10th-fewest sacks in the league with 12 and now will have to do without their best pass-rusher for a while.
Posted: 10/7/2013 8:44pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) is expected to miss at least one month because of his broken thumb.
Huddle Up: Tough blow for the Packers' D who just got their best defensive player back from a hamstring injury. Matthews could also need surgery, and that could push back his return even later.
Posted: 10/7/2013 1:16pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb), who is dealing with a fractured thumb, could need surgery that would force him to miss several games. However, it's possible that Matthews will be able to play with a protective cast on his hand if he doesn't undergo surgery. The team will know Monday, Oct. 7, if he'll need to have surgery.
Huddle Up: This would be a big blow to the GB defense and your IDP leagues if you own Matthews. Check in to see whether he will miss time or not.
Posted: 10/4/2013 1:47pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said everything looks good with LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) and he fully expects him to play in the team's Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Looks like the Pack's early bye last week came at the right time for Matthews, who leads the team with 2 sacks and also has 13 total tackles and two forced fumbles.
Posted: 9/30/2013 11:19pm et
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Matthews, who has 13 total tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles left the Week 3 game early and still hasn't returned to the field a (bye) week later. See if the Pro Bowler can take some strides over the coming days.