Clay Matthews had successful surgery on his thumb today.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 8, 2013
On Monday evening, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports gave an update to news earlier in the day that Packers linebacker Clay Matthews would miss approximately a month following surgery on his broken thumb suffered in the this past Sunday’s win over the Lions.
Glazer reported that Matthews underwent successful surgery on his thumb and then shared more information on social media by tweeting:
Clay matthews injury Called a Bennett fracture. Thumb needed to be stabilized w pins as it was dislocated. Pins out in 4 weeks and then probably some more time to heal
Despite saying Matthews would need more time to heal, Glazer also said that he likely wouldn’t miss any more than four weeks.
It could be a case where after four weeks, Matthews plays in a club-like cast as his thumb continues to go through the healing process.
Matthews has frequently done MMA training in the offseason with Glazer.