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Packers could get Clay Matthews back, not Jordy Nelson

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As the Packers try to nail down their second straight NFC North crown, they still have multiple injured players.

One is likely returning this week.  Another one isn’t.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the “plan” is for linebacker Clay Matthews to play.  Receiver Jordy Nelson, however, remains a “long shot.”

Matthews has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.  Nelson, who aggravating a hamstring injury against the Vikings 10 days ago, missed Sunday night’s 27-20 win over the Lions.

The Packers face the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

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19 Responses to “Packers could get Clay Matthews back, not Jordy Nelson”
  1. packfntk says: Dec 12, 2012 3:00 PM

    Would be fantastic to get CM3 back but don’t hurry it. Same with Jordy, get them back so we can ease them in against the Titans and Vikings and be ready for the playoffs.

    Cutler loves to throw to the Packers.

  2. vots50 says: Dec 12, 2012 3:02 PM

    Jay Cutler is not amused.

  3. trojanwarrior007 says: Dec 12, 2012 3:27 PM

    Clay needs to double up on those PEDS and get back asap.

  4. steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says: Dec 12, 2012 3:28 PM

    6 rings LOL

  5. shaggytoodle says: Dec 12, 2012 3:39 PM

    Hopefully he can cause havoc as normal.

    The secondary is starting to get better since the start of the season a lot of young guys had to learn on the fly due to injuries but now with Shields back, and a more effective pass rush, they may be able to make more plays on poorly thrown balls.

    Then hopefully Woodson can come back, and be effective for the playoff push.

  6. dukemarc says: Dec 12, 2012 3:51 PM

    steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says:
    Dec 12, 2012 3:28 PM
    6 rings LOL
    ———————

    13 NFL Championships – including beating your boys 2 years ago….LMAO.

  7. taskforcefreddy says: Dec 12, 2012 3:53 PM

    Through the first 8 games of the season, GB led the NFL in sacks with Matthews accounting for less than half of them. Since Matthews went down, GB’s sack numbers are near the bottom of the league. If the Pack want to make a run, he needs to be healthy.

  8. larryboodry says: Dec 12, 2012 4:10 PM

    As a Bears fan I hate to say this, but GB probably wins with or without Matthews.

  9. muskyhunter2542 says: Dec 12, 2012 4:14 PM

    steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says:
    Dec 12, 2012 3:28 PM
    6 rings LOL

    _________________

    13 Championships

  10. deltaoracle says: Dec 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    Has to really drive Packer haters insane that they lose key starters like Matthews, Woodson, Jennings, Nelson, Bulaga, Lang, Bishop, etc. then just plug in whoever’s available and keep winning. Amazing work by GM Thompson and McCarthy and his coaches.

  11. bearssuck says: Dec 12, 2012 4:37 PM

    After further reviw the Bears still suck!

  12. ronin36 says: Dec 12, 2012 4:49 PM

    I hope CM3 gets back in..

    Like others have said.. a lot of the rookies are starting to contribute in a meaningful way. (I really liked Hayward pick.)

    I wonder if Nick Perry been healthy.. and following the same lines of improvement as the other rookies.. what his impact opposite of CM3 would have been.

  13. jbaxt says: Dec 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    Matthews is synonymous with overrated.

  14. larryboodry says: Dec 12, 2012 4:53 PM

    bearssuck says: Dec 12, 2012 4:37 PM

    “After further reviw the Bears still suck!”

    You need a new line already…And learn how to spell ‘review.’

  15. axespray says: Dec 12, 2012 5:28 PM

    we had the no.1 ranked pass defense early in the year – led the league in sacks – then Perry/DJ go out for the year – Shields/Woodson/Clay get banged up….
    Imagine how good our defense could be if fully healthy – DJ/Desmond in the middle – Clay & Perry on the outside …. ugh!

  16. blackfootkiller says: Dec 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    Remember all of those sacks he had in that Seattle game?
    Nobody does…
    Because the Hawks shut him down…
    Sure hope these teams meet in the play offs…
    RW3 is playing a lot better than he was in the first game…
    Would really enjoy watching the Hawks stop the whining about that game with a decisive beat down of the Pack in the play offs!
    Go Hawks!

  17. jimmysee says: Dec 12, 2012 6:43 PM

    Packers apparently will also not get Charles Woodson back.

    13>6, by the way.

  18. hose845 says: Dec 12, 2012 7:00 PM

    Mathews pulled a hammy? I thought he had split ends. my bad

  19. raider23mike says: Dec 12, 2012 8:38 PM

    Packers won’t get far in the playoffs. All their wins have been against Mediocre teams. Barely beating the Lions, Vikings, Jaguars, Cardinals, Rams. Once Jan. comes they’ll be one and out!

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