Clay Matthews Exits Steelers vs. Packers with Thumb Injury

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers' lost their defensive leader when Clay Matthews reinjured his surgically repaired thumb on a sack of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The Packers unfortunate string of injuries continued Sunday as Clay Matthews reinjured his right thumb on a sack of Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger. Matthews was slow to get off the ground and jogged off to the sideline.

Matthews initially injured the thumb against the Lions on October 6. After missing a month while recovering from surgery, Matthews wore a club over his right arm. Later, the Packers' medical staff allowed him to play with merely a thumb brace. Matthews' had played with the brace in every game since.

The team declared that Matthews' return is questionable. However, given that that this is a re-injury of a surgically repaired digit, chances are Matthews is done for the rest of the game.

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UPDATE: The Packers have ruled Matthews out for the remainder of the game.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a senior writer for Beats Per Minute, and his work has appeared on Lombardi Ave, College Hoops Net, and the List Universe.

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