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Clay Matthews is Going to Miss a Month

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

  1. GB West October 7, 2013

    Fuck Fuck Fuckity Fuck! Cast that shit up!

  2. Iltarion October 7, 2013

    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!!

    1. TyKo Steamboat October 7, 2013

      i hope he sits 2 weeks…

      We can beat the Ravens & Browns without him…

  3. Niko October 7, 2013

    It’s a fucking thumb!

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

    Sounds kinda sissy to me

  4. Mike McMuffin October 7, 2013

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

  5. brad October 7, 2013

    Tape it up and play you big pussy. Lombardi wouldn’t tolerate such nonsense.

  6. Savage57 October 7, 2013

    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…

  7. E. Wolf October 7, 2013

    Not optimistic about this season. …

    1. Packer Bob October 8, 2013

      You’re never optimistic, so what’s new?

  8. Buster Bluth October 7, 2013

    may be urlacher can unretire from the packers

  9. Nacho Libre October 7, 2013

    Jay Cunt-ler is having a big sigh of relief now that he heard Matthews will be out a month.

  10. rebelgb October 7, 2013

    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.

  11. Deepsky October 7, 2013

    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.

    1. Iltarion October 7, 2013

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

  12. SCPKR BKR October 7, 2013

    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!

  13. DD October 7, 2013

    Farva led the league in touchdowns while playing with a broken thumb all season. This guy’s a homo.

    1. Kristofer from Oshkosh October 7, 2013

      wtf is wrong with you

    2. Packer Bob October 8, 2013

      He’s a homo because he can’t play with a broken thumb? So, what you’re really saying is that you think gay people are weak. Well played, sir. You’re a bigot.

  14. Eric October 7, 2013

    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!

  15. Cosmic October 7, 2013

    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!

  16. brad October 7, 2013

    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?

  17. The Money Mike October 7, 2013

    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…

  18. Dick Trickle 33 October 7, 2013

    What a homo. Does he even have a girlfriend?

    1. Packer Bob October 8, 2013

      Coming from a guy with the name, “Dick Trickle 33”? Hrmm.

  19. vj October 8, 2013

    This does feel scripted in some way…every season we get 8-9 games of blondies production.

  20. rebelgb October 8, 2013

    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.

  21. billyschwills October 8, 2013

    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.

  22. geopack October 8, 2013

    At least he’ll have time to get his legs in shape.

  23. Richard October 8, 2013

    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*)

  24. tedtomato October 8, 2013

    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!

  25. Packer Bob October 8, 2013

    Wow, nobody blamed the medical/training staff this time.

  26. Jerry_l.a.packfn October 8, 2013

    Damn medical training staff.

  27. E. Wolf October 8, 2013

    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.