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Clay Matthews Undergoes Surgery on His Thumb

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Clay Matthews Undergoes Surgery on His Thumb

Citing Mike McCarthy from his Friday press conference, our Zach Kruse posted the following:

Matthews broke his thumb this past Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second time this season. He has yet to be placed on injured reserve, and it's unclear if and when he will.

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I bleed Green More's picture

Well to me that means he will not be playing, unless they can do some wonders that is it for him this year.

4thand1's picture

HMM, He was in on a big sack against the Falcons, He blew up the play that caused an int against Dallas, he had the only sack against big Ben, and seen lots of double coverage. I'd say he's a factor when playing.

Tarynfor12's picture

"and seen lots of double coverage"

he is now and has been before the re-injury to the thumb be getting one on ones and losing.I know ,I know the thumb has 'hampered him' but the drop in the level of play cannot be blamed solely on the thumb...

jeremy's picture

Yes it can. Matthews relies heavily on hand work to release from blocks. He gives up over 50 pounds to some tackles. He uses technique and speed to beat them. Furthermore, he has broken his right thumb, making it hard to get around the outside, rush and seal the edge the way he normally does.

Tarynfor12's picture

So you do agree that Matthews total strength lies within the thumb like Samson and his hair?

That's like saying the pen will defeat the sword in a physical duel.

jeremy's picture

That is just nonsense.

bdhustle's picture

No reason to place Matthews on IR at this time. Super Bowl is in 6 weeks. Make it there and he could play with the CLUB!

Jameson's picture

Is it me or is this guy always hurt?

It's not his fault per say but we gave him a ton of money and I feel as if he plays like 50% of the time because of some injury or another.

Either way, hopefully 2014 is a better year for him.

WKUPackFan's picture

It's so clear that Clay is an impact player that the subject is not really worth debating. He consistently pressures the QB, finishes well, plays outstanding backside run support, plays great against the run overall, and can cover if necessary. One injury plagued season shouldn't cloud his overall value. Several teams don't have one impact D player.

People get hung up on mega contract players earning their money or playing up to the contract. It's really more about the players worth to the team in the context of the multi-year cap structure. GB's cap structure is still sound with AR's and Clay's contracts.

CM3 will be every bit the player he's always been next season, barring injury. He may have a career year with a new DC. Might have an even bigger year if Kevin Greene is promoted to DC.

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