Clay Matthews returned from a broken thumb last week against Philadelphia. Unfortunately, he was totally ineffective because he was playing with a huge club on his right hand.
That limited Matthews’ ability to get off blockers, to tackle and pretty much everything else. It sounds like that won’t be an issue this week.
Matthews has ditched the club and is now only wearing a brace to protect his thumb. More importantly, he can now use both of his hands.
“Based on the doctor’s report, he’s able to now, I don’t even know what the term is,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “I think this is a normal path. It starts to decrease each week.”
Matthews had just three tackles in the Green Bay Packers loss to Philadelphia and wasn’t the usual pass rushing force he was before he sustained the injury six weeks ago.
The injury apparently is fully healed now, so hopefully Matthews can return to form this week. The Packers surely could use a spark on their defense.
Man thats good fucking news! We need Clays influence on D. If he can start demanding double teams again that will free up Jones and Rafi again.
Now we just need Tolzein to play well. Apparently everyone is raving about his week of practice: his accuracy, his arm strength, his preparedness…. honestly all this positive talk has me more worried than less….
Clay had 1 tackle, 2 assist. I didn’t see the one tackle though. Like I said before the game, you can’t play in the NFL with a club and I thought it was foolish to try. He was a ghost the whole game. From what I read, he won’t have use of his thumb so I wouldn’t call him fully healed like this article suggest, but he’ll have use of his fingers. That Capers defense, needs all the help they can get. I’m so fucking tired of Capers. and watching that defense lately. Defense dropped 4 spots in 2 weeks. The run defense dropped 9 spots in 2 weeks. Capers needs to get down on the field, because whatever he’s looking at sitting up in his box, isn’t working. This dude is just out of touch. When/if Capers is let go. These articles will be filled with sentiments that it’s about time.
Yeah, this is definitely good news. Matthews shouldn’t have even been out there with the club. If you listened to him during his mid-week interviews, then you could already see it coming. He didn’t even think he belonged out there. Unfortunately, the Packers didn’t have much choice with everyone else at the position injured.
The defense needs him back… BAD.