The Green Bay Packers have ruled out outside linebacker Clay Matthews for their Week 11 matchup with the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
The #Packers have listed LB Clay Matthews(hamstring) as out.
— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) November 14, 2012
Matthews hurt his hamstring during the Packers’ 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals before the bye week. McCarthy originally gave Matthews a timeline of a “couple of weeks,” and this week would represent the second in that process.
McCarthy wouldn’t speculate on Matthews’ availability for next week against the New York Giants.
Undrafted rookie Dezman Moses is expected to start opposite Erik Walden Sunday in Detroit. McCarthy said his team has prepared all week to play without Matthews.
Given that’s now a reality, defensive coordinator Dom Capers may have to get creative to generate pressure against the NFL’s No. 1 passing offense (307.3 yards/game).