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Packers Calendar: Clay Matthews to Practice in Club Cast

Coming off a game on Monday night, the Packers return from their day off on Tuesday to begin their first day of on-field preparations for the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

The Packers will practice later than normal compared to their typical Wednesday schedule, around 3:30 p.m., according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Attention at Packers practice will be on linebacker Clay Matthews, who's expected to take part for the first time since breaking his thumb in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions.

Matthews will wear a club cast over his hand after having the pins removed in a post-surgical procedure on Monday.

"Clay, he's going to try to go this week," said head coach Mike McCarthy on Tuesday. "As far as practice, he's going to wear a club, and those things are all customized and so forth. They're different for every guy. So we'll see how he does in practice."

How Matthews performs in practice could determine whether he's able to play on Sunday against the Eagles, and the Packers could use his help given the injury suffered by fellow outside linebacker Andy Mulumba on Monday, leaving the Packers short-handed at the position.

Whether Nick Perry is able to return is also worth watching. Perry did not practice last week, not yet ready to return from a foot injury.

McCarthy is scheduled meet with the media at 4:30 p.m. in a press conference to be streamed live on the Packers official website.

In the evening, linebacker A.J. Hawk will fill in for injured tight end Jermichael Finley on the weekly J-Mike and M.D. Show from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT on WDUZ 107.5 FM and 1400 AM in Green Bay, according to the station's Marques Eversoll.

The show originates from Thornberry Creek golf course in Oneida, Wis. in front of an audience and will be streamed live on TheFan1075.com.

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