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Packers Calendar: Watching Clay Matthews' Practice Status

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Packers Calendar: Watching Clay Matthews' Practice Status

Following Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions and their weekly day off on Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers get back to work on Wednesday, their first day of practice in the lead-up to the upcoming showdown with the Chicago Bears.

The day's primary storyline will follow linebacker Clay Matthews, who injured his groin in the fourth quarter of the Lions game and did not return.

Matthews commented on his injury on Monday, the day after the game, but had little to offer on its severity.

"It's hard to answer that right now," Matthews told ESPN.com. "Obviously I think it's something I can play with, but you've got to make sure you're operating at a high level. That will be the biggest obstacle, not obstacle but thing to find out, and I think we'll know more on Wednesday or Thursday."

The possibility exists that the Packers could play it safe with Matthews, either holding him out of practice entirely or practicing on a limited basis, and still play on Sunday against the Bears.

Green Bay's defense benefits when Matthews is taking pressure off Julius Peppers, which will receive even more scrutiny this week for Peppers' return to Chicago for the first time since leaving in free agency.

The Packers will release their first injury report of the week on Wednesday after practice, which his participation will be classified as either out, did not practice, limited or full.

Other players expected to be on this week's injury report are cornerback Davon House, who suffered a knee injury in the Lions game, and linebacker Brad Jones, who's missed the past two games with a knee injury.

Head coach Mike McCarthy holds a press conference at approximately 1:35 p.m. CT and may provide an update, which will be streamed live on Packers.com.

In the evening, fullback John Kuhn will be the guest on tight end Brandon Bostick's weekly show on 107.5 FM and 1400 AM WDUZ in Green Bay, according to the station's Twitter account.

The show airs from the Sports Pub at Thornberry Creek golf course in Oneida, Wis. and will be streamed live on TheFan1075.com.

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