Clay Matthews Could Return For Eagles Game

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Clay Matthews injured

Clay Matthews injured

The Green Bay Packers have been fine so far without outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who broke his thumb against the Detroit Lions.

That doesn’t mean he isn’t a valuable member of the team’s defense, though and the Packers now have a somewhat definitive timetable for his return.

Matthews is set to have the pins removed from his hand on November 4. The Packers play the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football that same day, but Matthews apparently won’t be playing in that game.

He could be available for the team’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles the following week, however.

“I’m hoping for the best, but it was a unique break,” Matthews told “I’m praying for the best when they take [the pins] out. It could be as early as Philadelphia. It could be as late as Thanksgiving [at Detroit]. Hopefully, there’s nothing unforeseen when they do that.”

In the three games that Matthews has missed so far, the Packers have generated 11 sacks — five versus Baltimore and three in each of the last two games.

They’re also on a roll. Matthews’ return can only help bolster the Packers’ chances to make another Super Bowl run.

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6 Comments on "Clay Matthews Could Return For Eagles Game"

    • Rodgers

      I understand the sentiment, but it’s a hand injury. The second the doctors clear him will be the second he hits the field.

      I’d be more worried if he was coming back from another hamstring injury (Example: See Mike Vick).

  1. the real russ letlow

    looking forward to seeing Perry & Clay get back. Perry was just getting it going, so we’ll have a pretty good rotation there with Neal & the rookies too. rest that hammy of Clay’s a few series a game.

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