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Bye week comes at a perfect time for Clay Matthews

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With a bye week in front of them, the Packers aren’t freaking out about Clay Matthews’ injury yet. But his track record with his hamstrings does give them pause.

The Packers outside linebacker left yesterday’s win over the Cardinals in the first half, after twice pulling up and limping off the field. He didn’t return to the game in the second half.

Matthews missed most of training camp in 2009 and 2010 with the same left hamstring pull, meaning they’ll keep a close eye on him after evaluating the injury today.

We need to get healthy,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That’s what bye weeks are for. We’ve had some significant injuries, too many for our liking.”

Prior to yesterday, Matthews hadn’t missed many snaps, and no practices or games. So the with a week and a half before his next full practice, he will have a chance to rehab and rest.

The Packers will also be monitoring the status of wide receiver Jordy Nelson (ankle) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip), in addition to a long list they carried into the game.

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8 Responses to “Bye week comes at a perfect time for Clay Matthews”
  1. richc111 says: Nov 5, 2012 9:18 AM

    I am not sure if the headline ever read… Bye week.. this isn’t a good time for one… Every year, it is standard line for every team in the league. the bye is coming at a good point. It is always a good time for the bad teams in the league too because it keeps them from sliding farther down that standings.. that is the headline I would like to see someday

  2. Kelly's Chronicles says: Nov 5, 2012 10:10 AM

    I’m excited after the bye. The Green Bay Packers are going to have our players back for the stretch run and smash people in the mouth. Its going to be awesome.

  3. houndog50 says: Nov 5, 2012 11:13 AM

    richc111 says: Nov 5, 2012 9:18 AM

    I am not sure if the headline ever read… Bye week.. this isn’t a good time for one… Every year, it is standard line for every team in the league. the bye is coming at a good point. It is always a good time for the bad teams in the league too because it keeps them from sliding farther down that standings.. that is the headline I would like to see someday
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    Some people understand the simplicity of such a statement, some do not! It ain’t rocket science Richie, maybe even you can figure it out, ask mommy to help !

  4. jimmysee says: Nov 5, 2012 11:15 AM

    When do they get Cedric Benson back?

  5. dukemarc says: Nov 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    jimmysee says:
    Nov 5, 2012 11:15 AM
    When do they get Cedric Benson back?
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    jimmy, I don’t think he can practice before the Giants week and he would be eligible to play in the Lions game at Lambeau – that’s if he’s healthy.

  6. richc111 says: Nov 5, 2012 5:23 PM

    So that is what journialism is about simplicity. So things on the web site are written at what age level? Maybe it is too far below me. Maybe you missed my point hound dog maybe you should ask my mommy what it means

  7. chi01town says: Nov 5, 2012 7:06 PM

    the packers are a M.A.S.H unit. and are weak. the rest of the way they have mostly division games. We will all find out who the BEST TEAM in the north really is

  8. cosmicduster says: Nov 5, 2012 7:07 PM

    Steroids

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