Clay Matthews is Going to Miss a Month

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Clay Matthews injured

Clay Matthews injured

Fan-fucking-tastic! Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews broke his thumb on the final play of the third quarter on Sunday.

There was hope he might be able to play with a cast, but that ain’t happening. ESPN is reporting that Matthews will miss a month, which also likely means he needs surgery to repair the injury.

Matthews broke his thumb on a sack of Matthew Stafford. He was unblocked on the play and went to the locker room shortly after.

At his Monday press conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have anything definitive to say about Matthews, other than he hoped the injury wasn’t season-ending.

“I’m hopeful it’s not season-ending,” McCarthy said Monday. “I think we’re all hopeful, but you have to get all the opinions and make sure you always do right by the player.”

So now what?

Well, Nick Perry and Mike Neal is now what. The good news is, both guys had really good games on Sunday. Perry had two sacks and Neal had one.

Is the Packers defense going to be as good without Matthews? No. But if Perry and Neal play like they did on Sunday, then they should be alright. Frankly, I think we’ve now seen that Morgan Burnett is more important to the D than Matthews is.

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34 Comments on "Clay Matthews is Going to Miss a Month"

  1. Shawn Iltarion

    The Packers played a month without Matthews last season. This is becoming a regular thing.

    At least we got him for a little less than market value when we extended him.

    And at least this is earlier in the season, and we have Nick Perry and Mike Neal around.

    Hey, how does moving Neal to OLB look now? A stroke of fucking genius!!

  2. Niko

    It’s a fucking thumb!

    This big tough guy can’t play with a broke thumb??!!!!

    Sounds kinda sissy to me

  3. Mike McMuffin

    Didn’t a certain Green Bay QB play with a bad thumb once? Didn’t a Green Bay DE legend play with a club?

  4. Savage57

    Speaking of thumbs, didn’t Favre play QB for pretty much an entire fucking season with a broken thumb?

    Note to CM3 – Summer’s Eve and Massengil called your agent today…

  5. rebelgb

    I dont get this. I played rugby with a bruised rib. I played football with a broken pinky. Ok the thumb probably hurst worst among the three but he is supposed to be this super badass right? I wonder if its even his decision? There are liability issues here at stake would be my guess. Even if Matthews said “fuck this put a pop sickle stick on it and some duct tape and ill play” the team would say “no, you cant.”

    Otherwise Matthews really is a premadonna faggot wuss bag who belongs on the Vikings.

  6. Deepsky

    When the Packers drafted Nick Perry, they moved him to the opposite side he played in college. His sack and almost strip came when he went back to the right side, his position in college. I bet he plays better taking Matthews spot and with Neal on he other side. Much better than we’ve seen so far.

    • Shawn Iltarion

      Great point. Left tackles are typically athletic guys built for speed rushers. Someone with a great bull rush like Perry could cause some problems.

  7. SCPKR BKR

    Didn’t A. Freeman play with a f’in broke arm? I remember an immaculate reception for 6 against TB in 96 or 97 to move into the playoffs. Seriously a hammy strain and a broke thumb nail. go eat some Chunky soup and return to the field ASAP!

  8. Eric

    Big surprise here. Has Fabio ever played a full season? At least now this over paid egomaniac will have more time to poorly act in more commercials!

  9. Cosmic

    Here Here! Awesome Player but you have to Play to be a Player dammit! As his list of commercials get longer, his games played keep getting shorter.. Let Kevin Greene bust some balls!

  10. brad

    I’m sorry, maybe it isn’t his thumb, maybe it’s just an excuse. Maybe his vagina is sore, and he isn’t willing to admit it, after all, who could blame him?

  11. The Money Mike

    Didn’t Dick Butkus or Chuck Bednarik play with a torn biceps or triceps that they taped back together on the sideline? Even when we win we lose…

  12. rebelgb

    Amazing vj, so according to you Matthews is the first person in human history who can actually fake a broken bone enough to fool an xray….or maybe he can break bones with his mind….

    All to play a few less games a year.

  13. billyschwills

    The thumb is a tricky digit. Some breaks can have a splint on them and be almost “nothing”, but some thumb breaks can require a cast that goes up past the elbow. That’s why there is such a wide range of severity…one break may allow a guy to splint it, cast it, and play, and another break could be a long process to heal.

    Here’s to hoping he gets back quickly and that the backups ravage the opposing offenses in the mean time.

  14. Richard

    I wonder if there is an unwritten rule regarding games missed in regards to drug testing. That whole AP thing last year seemed almost impossible but maybe if Clay misses enough games each year he gets around having to take the piss test. Sort of a mercy rule. It would explain how everybody seems to be recovering from serious injuries at a record pace without question. (*cough* Ray Lewis *cough*)

  15. tedtomato

    Leave it to fans of that queer purple team to call him a homo..look in the mirror lately? Shouldnt you shitfucks be on the viqueers website clamoring all over freemans balls. Hes the best qb in the nfl dontcha know. Too funny fifth game of season..and..they still dont know who their starting qb is..what a fucked up franchise!

  16. E. Wolf

    He had surgery yesterday. The pins and what not will be removed in four weeks. Then it takes several weeks to heal. Best estimate is he will be out six weeks.

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