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Clay Matthews improves to full practice for Packers

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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was limited in practice on Wednesday and coach Mike McCarthy said he hoped that Matthews would do more on Thursday.

McCarthy got what he wanted. Matthews was a full participant in practice on Thursday as he makes his way back from a hamstring injury that knocked him out of a loss to the Bengals when the Packers last played in Week Three.

“He looked good today. He definitely took a step. We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” McCarthy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel adds that Matthews said after Thursday’s practice that he plans to play on Sunday. If he practices Friday, that plan will almost certainly become a reality.

Cornerback Casey Hayward won’t be as he’s already been ruled out with his own hamstring injury, but he dressed for practice as a limited participant on Thursday so it may not be long before he’s ready to rejoin Matthews on the defense.

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28 Responses to “Clay Matthews improves to full practice for Packers”
  1. funktron2x says: Oct 3, 2013 3:40 PM

    They’re gonna need him.

  2. contra74 says: Oct 3, 2013 3:40 PM

    Hamstring injuries dont linger do they?

  3. countyk66ers says: Oct 3, 2013 3:58 PM

    We need a hammy prevention program.

  4. trollsetter says: Oct 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    He like cheeseburgers. I can’t wait to see him and his TV star mom on more chucky soup commercials. Go pack go!!

  5. Canned Heat says: Oct 3, 2013 4:04 PM

    funktron2x says: Oct 3, 2013 3:40 PM

    They’re gonna need him.

    _________________________________

    You didn’t finish the sentence…

    They’re gonna need him….if they want to cover the 7, win by 20, throw up 35 or more, and make the streak 23 years since they’ve won against Green Bay on the road.

    The beat a barely decent team with a color blind QB last week and everyone made it out like the Lions were the second coming of the Broncos. This game won’t even be close, and Bush on slick grass won’t be anything near what he is on that fairy turf.

    37-13 GB

  6. cacheesehead1237 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:14 PM

    Packers are extremely conservative with injuries. No way CM3 plays this weekend. They always err on side of caution.

  7. deltaoracle says: Oct 3, 2013 4:16 PM

    Contra does linger – on Packer stories – doesn’t he?
    Should be one heck of a game. Lions look to be for real, and Reggie Bush against our other linebackers is a scary thought. Hoping the Pack will pull it out at home, but it’s going to be a battle.

  8. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 3, 2013 4:19 PM

    If his injury doesn’t come in more than 28 days, go get an EPT.

  9. trollsetter says: Oct 3, 2013 4:33 PM

    He’ll get healthy if he eats upwards of 10 or so cheeseburgers per day for 10 days.

  10. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM

    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)

  11. peterawrhatred says: Oct 3, 2013 4:39 PM

    funktron2x says:
    Oct 3, 2013 3:40 PM
    They’re gonna need him.

    —————————–

    He didn’t play against the lions last year, how did that game turn out? Wonder if Stafford can keep hold of the ball this time

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 3, 2013 4:46 PM

    I can’t imagine a scenario under which Green Bay loses this game. Does anyone believe that Green Bay is going to start 1-3 and Detroit is going to start 4-1? The season would be over with a loss. This is no great Green Bay team but they won’t lose this game. Lock of the century.

  13. linemanguy74 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:48 PM

    This coming from a defense that blew a 16 point lead against Cincy

  14. trollsetter says: Oct 3, 2013 4:53 PM

    It’s the cheeseburgers that give him strength.

  15. GenXJay says: Oct 3, 2013 5:00 PM

    Did he find his “knuckles”?

  16. lks311 says: Oct 3, 2013 5:04 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:46 PM
    I can’t imagine a scenario under which Green Bay loses this game. Does anyone believe that Green Bay is going to start 1-3 and Detroit is going to start 4-1? The season would be over with a loss. This is no great Green Bay team but they won’t lose this game. Lock of the century.
    ________
    Then I’m expecting to see you back Monday with the declaration that you don’t need to work another day in your life, because you bet the farm.

  17. gbmickey says: Oct 3, 2013 5:08 PM

    Burnett,Kuhn,Finley back almost all healthy, just need Casey and people will see a much better team.

    I see a few of the bandwgon viking posters back after a 2 game hiatus because they finally won a game. Shouldnt be long before they are gone until the next offseason to remind us how dominant they will be next season.

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 3, 2013 5:18 PM

    It will be nice to see old Slappy back on the field.

  19. teamnorsecore says: Oct 3, 2013 5:47 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM
    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)
    ……………..
    Wow…..it never ends……EVER…..

  20. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    teamnorsecore says:
    Oct 3, 2013 5:47 PM
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM
    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)
    ……………..
    Wow…..it never ends……EVER…..

    ——

    Your crying?

    If you notice, two Vikes fans came trolling so I have them their own medicine.

    Jesus. It’s like the state of Minnesota is comprised of two year olds.

  21. contra74 says: Oct 3, 2013 6:49 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 6:36 PM
    teamnorsecore says:
    Oct 3, 2013 5:47 PM
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM
    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)
    ……………..
    Wow…..it never ends……EVER…..

    ——

    Your crying?

    If you notice, two Vikes fans came trolling so I have them their own medicine.

    Jesus. It’s like the state of Minnesota is comprised of two year olds.
    —-
    HAHA you can’t even take the time to spell check.

  22. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 3, 2013 7:03 PM

    Packers 63 Lions 7

  23. punkthepack says: Oct 3, 2013 7:05 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM
    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)
    ……………..

    What is the Packer’s record this year????? It’s gonna be 1-3 Sunday night. The Packer approach to football is that of an Arena League team; throw, throw, throw with no running or defense. Boring and ineffective. Hapless and classless too.

    Granted, Minn. defense this year has been poor, but at least Minn has a defense…….and a running game.

  24. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 3, 2013 7:36 PM

    Should be a good game. I have a healthy respect for the Lions, so this will be a good barometer to see if the Packers can rebound and contend.

  25. hatesycophants says: Oct 3, 2013 7:51 PM

    Lions – 37
    Packers – Fat

  26. sampulls says: Oct 3, 2013 9:26 PM

    Clay Matthews = one of the dirtiest players in the nfl

  27. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 3, 2013 11:27 PM

    punkthepack says:
    Oct 3, 2013 7:05 PM
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM
    Look at it this way:

    Even injured, he has more playmaking ability than anyone on Minnesota’s defense (if you can call it that)
    ……………..

    What is the Packer’s record this year????? It’s gonna be 1-3 Sunday night. The Packer approach to football is that of an Arena League team; throw, throw, throw with no running or defense. Boring and ineffective. Hapless and classless too.

    Granted, Minn. defense this year has been poor, but at least Minn has a defense…….and a running game.

    —–

    Minnesota’s defense is allowing more yards and more points per game than the Packers, and the Packers allowed lots of yards in garbage time to the Redskins, while the Vikings defense hasn’t had a large enough lead to count as garbage time.

    You are failure.

  28. bstarrkicksfavresass says: Oct 3, 2013 11:52 PM

    punkthepack says: Oct 3, 2013 7:05 PM

    “Granted, Minn. defense this year has been poor, but at least Minn has a defense…….and a running game.”

    Hey genius….check NFL.com

    Packer: 128.0 Yards Rushing Per Game – 5.3 YPC
    Vikings: 126.8 Yards Rushing Per Game – 4.6 YPC

    Hell of a running game you have over there in Minnesota!!

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