Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews exited the team’s third preseason game at the start of the team’s second series. We then found he had some sort of phantom injury.
Today, we find out it’s a groin injury. If last season is any indication, this will recur throughout the year. But hey, at least it’s not his hamstring, right?!
Matthews didn’t practice on Tuesday, but the move was termed precautionary.
According to Demovsky: Clay Matthews has tightness in his groin and was held out as a precaution. As Mike McCarthy said, there’s not long-term concern there.
We would love to believe there’s nothing worry about here, but there’s always something to worry about with Matthews. He missed four games in 2016. He missed five in 2013, four in 2012 and one each in 2011 and 2010.
Where are 2014 and 2015? Matthews was playing inside linebacker then.
So get ready for some Kyler Fackrell!