UPDATE: Packers say LB Matthews out at least couple weeks

UPDATED Wednesday, October 9, 2013 --- 4:56 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews will miss at least a couple weeks with a thumb injury.

McCarthy said Wednesday that Matthews may have to play with a cast when he returns. He says it could be "multiple weeks" overall.

Matthews was hurt last weekend against the Lions. He has also been bothered by a sore hamstring. A hamstring injury sidelined Matthews for four games last season.

The Packers play the Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore. Nick Perry and Mike Neal figure to start on the outside with Matthews out.

Neal had six tackles and a sack last week in his first start at linebacker opposite Matthews.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted-October 8th, 2013 ----12:12 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers know what life is like without Clay Matthews, and they're bracing themselves again for being without their four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker for an extended time after Matthews broke his right thumb during Sunday's 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in his usual day-after-the-game news conference Monday afternoon that Matthews was at a doctor's appointment being examined and that he was unsure how long his star defensive player would be sidelined.

Matthews injured his thumb on the final play of the third quarter, when he came unblocked and sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 12-yard loss.

(Copyright Associated Press)


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