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Clay Matthews Reportedly Undergoes Successful Thumb Surgery

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Clay Matthews Reportedly Undergoes Successful Thumb Surgery

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.


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Point Packer's picture

Be great if we could go 3-2 during this "Mathews-less" stretch. Very sad we won't have him against the Queens.

Longshanks's picture

I am going to look at this injury to Matthews as an opportunity of a lifetime for this defense to prove they aren't just a one man band.

I am sure they get tired of hearing Clay Matthews and nobody else mentioned. Time for some of these other guys to make a name for themselves these next 4 weeks and I think they will damn it!!

Guys like Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Andy Mulumba and even Sam Barrington. Major reps for alot of these guys coming up and by the time Matthews returns they will be one hell of a defense granted nobody else gets hurt.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I don't know for sure, but I heard last year the Packers were 5-1 last year without Mathews? I don't know for sure if that's the exact record, its just what I heard.

I completely agree that it will give the young guys a perfect opportunity to contribute and play. A guy that i'm really intrigued with is Mulumba. He stood out to me a bit in the last game, I saw him play a little bit. He just has something about him that I like.
I think this could become a blessing in disguise because it will force Capers to move guys around and will give a lot of other players playing time.
Let me say though that no way is the defense better without Mathews, I just think they can get by without him for a month or so.

Stroh's picture

I believe it was 4-1 w/o Matthews. Again that's off memory, but I do know they lost only once w/o Matthews.

Longshanks's picture

Yeah RC, I agree. I also like Mulumba alot. Something about those Africans that intrigue me. Okoye, Gado, Dikembe Mutombo, Akeem The Dream Olojuwon and now Mulumba. Just a effin cool name that rolls off your tongue. Mulumba seems like a pretty cool guy. A quite guy but everyone seems to like the guy. Aaron Rodgers even went to Madison yesterday to support a cause for him in his native land in the Congo.

Alot of these guys don't have a clue about American sports when they come here and in a couple years they are stars and still don't realize how good they are or how good they can be. Just playing and having fun. Mulumba has huge potential down the road. Was the 2nd overall pick in the CFL. He must be pretty decent. Glad GB kept him over Walden and Zombo.

MarkinMadison's picture

Just to be clear, 12 was involed b4 he met Mulumba.

BobBrews's picture

The Packers went 3 and 1 in CM3's absence last year but this is not that year. We got a taste of what it is like being without Clay last week and it was encouraging.

No one wants him out (except the Ravens) but we have been OK for short stretches without him before. Now "we" have to have the replacements back and let them blossom!

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