Report: Clay Matthews Undergoes Surgery On His Thumb, Likely To Miss Over 4 Weeks


Jay Glazer reports that Packers OLB Clay Matthews underwent successful surgery on his thumb Monday.

  • Glazer adds that Matthews’ injury is a Bennett fracture that will cost him over four weeks to heal.
  • The pins will be removed from Matthews’ thumb after four weeks, but he’ll most likely require some more healing time.

Green Bay will move forward with a combination of Nick Perry and Mike Neal at outside linebacker. Rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer could also see increased playing time as well.

We’ll have more regarding Matthews’ injury in the coming days.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that surgery on Packers LB Clay Matthews’ broken thumb is considered “likely.”

Schefter doesn’t offer any sort of time frame regarding how long Matthews could be out if he elects to undergo surgery, but you would have to think that there’s a chance he could be done for the season.


Green Bay Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters that he is “hopeful” that LB Clay Matthews‘ broken thumb is not season-ending, per Tom Silverstein.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Shefter reports that Matthews will go through further testing and is expected to miss at least one month.

If Matthews thumb injury requires surgery, it could cost him the rest of the 2013 season. Matthews is clearly the Packers best defensive player. He is equally effective as pass-rusher and a run-stopper, so he won’t be easy to replace for any amount of time.


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