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Source: Clay Matthews has fracture in thumb

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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews exited Sunday’s win over the Lions with a thumb injury.

Per a league source, the thumb has a fracture in it.

Matthews left Sunday’s 22-9 win over the Lions in the fourth quarter.  It’s unclear whether the injury will limit Matthews’ ability to practice or play.

The Packers travel to Baltimore next weekend, and then they host the 3-2 Browns.

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64 Responses to “Source: Clay Matthews has fracture in thumb”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 6:17 PM

    LOL

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 6, 2013 6:20 PM

    Wow thats really THUMBTHING !

  3. ravanator says: Oct 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    Ravens fans laugh at Matthews little finger injury. Ravens LB would play through such an insignificant problem.

    #packersareweak
    #ravensgreatestnflfranchise
    #everyownerwishestheyownedtheravens

  4. cacheesehead1237 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:23 PM

    Wow, its nice of the Ravens to let the Browns play in their stadium

  5. vegasgreek says: Oct 6, 2013 6:24 PM

    he’ll be ok. ot will heal by XMAS. Brett Favre played with a broken thumb so can Matthews.

  6. eightandeightlions says: Oct 6, 2013 6:24 PM

    What a Nancy girl, leaving a football game for a broken thumb?

    Stay hard, Fabio

  7. tutamus says: Oct 6, 2013 6:25 PM

    I’d say the Packers can’t catch a break on defense but that seems like a poor choice of words.

  8. remyje says: Oct 6, 2013 6:28 PM

    Fingers and toes don’t count

  9. stillworker says: Oct 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    WOW………..how’ll he manage giving reach-arounds now ????

  10. conormacleod says: Oct 6, 2013 6:31 PM

    I hope he can still brush his hair.

  11. jayrast says: Oct 6, 2013 6:31 PM

    Hey wearethesteelers, were u LOL at your Steelers? Cuz the rest of the NFL world can’t stop laughing at what losers you guys are.

  12. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 6:32 PM

    Here we go Steelers (God’s Team), here we go!

  13. packerbackernj says: Oct 6, 2013 6:35 PM

    eightandeightlions says:
    What a Nancy girl, leaving a football game for a broken thumb?

    Stay hard, Fabio
    ————–

    If the game was actually close at all I’d agree. But since the game was gift wrapped with a bow the minute they said “Calvin Johnson is inactive,” I’ll just assume you’re a moron.

  14. wmelch says: Oct 6, 2013 6:37 PM

    Since the Packers face the 3-2 Browns in two weeks, I’m wondering if the Browns’ game against Detroit on the 13th doesn’t count in the standings.

    Because if it does count, the Browns will be 3-3, 4-2 or 3-2-1 going into the Packer game.

    Remember, proofreading isn’t necessarily bad. It just seems that way.

  15. torkzilla12 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:39 PM

    Hmmm pretty quick to say he won’t play. I’m sure the pack will roll into Baltimore and show them what a real team looks like and how a real quarterback plays.

  16. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 6, 2013 6:40 PM

    A story about a thumb,,,, do you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down ?

  17. martin492013 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:41 PM

    Gonna be harder to use the needles.

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 6, 2013 6:41 PM

    When the headline is about a thumb do you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down ?

  19. detroit20iron says: Oct 6, 2013 6:42 PM

    Gift wrapped? So you agree Johnson being inactive was the reason gb won?

  20. twonis says: Oct 6, 2013 6:42 PM

    Agree with packerbackernj.

    It’s one thing to bail in the first quarter against a division opponent when the game is still very much in question. It’s a completely different thing to go take care of an injury that could become serious when the game is all but decided.

    Think about next week Clay cause we’ll need ya.

  21. ravanator says: Oct 6, 2013 6:48 PM

    What’s wrong wearethesteelers, are you and your BFF logicalvoicesays having a pity party today since your loser teams are off. I heard the Steelers and R-words will forfeit the rest of the season to keep the fans from witnessing the dismantling of the franchises.

  22. jonbeck316 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:48 PM

    Looks like he is going to have to drive himself to the stadium now. He used to hitchhike but he’ll no longer to thumb for a ride

  23. packerbackernj says: Oct 6, 2013 6:51 PM

    detroit20iron says:
    Gift wrapped? So you agree Johnson being inactive was the reason gb won?

    ——–

    I’ll agree the Lions are 0-16 without Calvin.

  24. trollsetter says: Oct 6, 2013 6:51 PM

    Take two cheeseburgers and call me in the morning.

  25. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:54 PM

    ………and the Packers still won.

  26. 700levelvet says: Oct 6, 2013 6:56 PM

    Somewhere …Ronnie Lott is laughing

  27. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    Lions are a joke. They talked up how they could take this division this year, and they get smoked by the packers. Like usual.

  28. floriosbigtoe says: Oct 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    Just rub some steroids on it.

  29. rodgers419 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:06 PM

    I’m sure there’s a steroid that can fix that.

  30. icebowler says: Oct 6, 2013 7:11 PM

    He’ll be even more intimidating with a club on his hand.

  31. rhamrhoddy says: Oct 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    hee’s fine

  32. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    Roids make bones brittle.

  33. mroklahoma says: Oct 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    Can’t they just put some water on it and mold Clay’s thumb back together?

  34. earpaniac says: Oct 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    The “Stay hard, Fabio” & “Just rub some steroids on it” comments made me laugh. Lol

  35. amazingguy101 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Broken thumb and can’t work. I got torn acl and I still work. hmmm Wimp mr. mathews

  36. buyamericanonly says: Oct 6, 2013 7:24 PM

    How Did suh break his Clay’s thumb? Florio needs to really review this weeks tape

  37. axespray says: Oct 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    packerbackernj says:
    Oct 6, 2013 6:51 PM
    “I’ll agree the Lions are 0-16 without Calvin.”
    ———————–
    They were already 0-16 WITH Calvin…

  38. bigjim50010 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    amazingguy101 says:
    Oct 6, 2013 7:21 PM
    Broken thumb and can’t work. I got torn acl and I still work. hmmm Wimp mr. mathews

    Blowing up NFL QB’s and pushing the button for large fries are two completely different things.

  39. detroit20iron says: Oct 6, 2013 7:47 PM

    Lucky for Detroit that’s not the case. Least we aren’t 2-2.

  40. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 7:50 PM

    I one time gave a 1 hr talk, standing in front of 50 people with a freshly broken ankle – two places and a shifted bone – before I even got it x-rayed!

    But I don’t have San Fran hair.

  41. hitemhard215 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    Put a club on and lets get ready for the ravens!!!!!!

  42. leatherface2012 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    well, when you’re dirty, karma ends up getting you. isnt he good friends with ryan braun?

  43. Joemontanaflacco says: Oct 6, 2013 8:03 PM

    Ravanator, my good man! I just googled you and found this pre-SB post:

    “Only way the old and tired Ravens D can stop Kaepernick is if Ray Ray takes him out for a limo ride before the game! Go Niners!”

    Care to explain this to the class?

  44. countyk66ers says: Oct 6, 2013 8:10 PM

    Ravonator<logicalvoice

  45. cbblitz21 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:12 PM

    Realitycheckbaby…
    Please tell me you are kidding. You are comparing what you do to being an NFL linebacker? Give me a friggin break. You wouldn’t last one play on an NFL field.

  46. conormacleod says: Oct 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    Always enjoy posters talking about how they are tougher than NFL players.

  47. ravanator says: Oct 6, 2013 8:24 PM

    Ravens Repeat! Ravens Repeat! I am ashamed at the competition this year. Hope the other 31 franchises can improve.

    #flaccobetterthanpeyton
    #patriotguard.org

  48. johngaltwho says: Oct 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    Hopefully he will be able to play next week. The offense isnt quite clicking and the defense will have its hands full with the Ravens.

  49. allday420ap says: Oct 6, 2013 8:30 PM

    He should just dig through some trash cans to find Rashad Johnson’s finger tip and just sew that on.

  50. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 8:31 PM

    Can you still inject yourself with a bad thumb?

  51. shlort says: Oct 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    Matthews has muscles in his feces, and a bunch of limp wristed clowns want to talk smack about the guy on the internet? LOL

    Here is the thing, all you nay sayres wish your team had Matthes on their roster. You all wish your team had Rodgers on their roster. There are at least a few more Packers players you wish your team had playing for them.

    Don’t hate the Packers because they are good. They are a decent bunch of players with not a lot of mouth. The Packers let the game show who they are. Must suck to be a fan of whatever teams some of you clowns are fans of.

  52. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 9:01 PM

    cbblitz21 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:12 PM

    Realitycheckbaby…
    Please tell me you are kidding. You are comparing what you do to being an NFL linebacker? Give me a friggin break. You wouldn’t last one play on an NFL field.
    ================================

    Hey, you can’t know that.

    Sure I’m old, fat and slow.

    But I can take a beating.

  53. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    shlort says: Oct 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    Matthews has muscles in his feces, and a bunch of limp wristed clowns want to talk smack about the guy on the internet? LOL
    =====================

    Yours?

  54. blackhawks2010 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:28 PM

    His hair plugs were pulled out?

  55. vikescry1 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:37 PM

    a lot of hate on here! the lions were getting dominated all day there offense had1 highlight all day!! 1!! that game was over before it started…

  56. GenXJay says: Oct 6, 2013 9:50 PM

    it’s really not about thumbs. football is more about bringing some “knuckles.”

  57. laserw says: Oct 6, 2013 10:59 PM

    Sorry to hear that Dirt Mathews is hurt.

    I hope that the injury heals slowly – looks like it heals and then there is a late hit of infection that causes more pain and additional remedies to heal.

    It isn’t that I hate Dirt Mathews but children shouldn’t be playing pro football.

  58. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 6, 2013 11:00 PM

    There are so many different types of fractures and much depends exactly which part of the thumb is fractured.

    Let’s wait for the details before forming any opinions.

  59. artcarmark says: Oct 7, 2013 4:27 AM

    Packers play the Browns, two weeks in a row. Interesting.

  60. allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 7, 2013 12:14 PM

    Pack D is abysmal. Their strongest thing is the passing game but…

    Jordy Nelson: 17 yds per catch
    James Jones: 16 yds per catch

    Greg Jennings: 18 yds per catch
    Jerome Simpson: 18 yds per catch

  61. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 7, 2013 12:14 PM

    Pack D is abysmal.

    ***********************************************

    It’s also best in the NFC North.

  62. cfeeley52 says: Oct 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    amazingguy101 says:
    Oct 6, 2013 7:21 PM
    Broken thumb and can’t work. I got torn acl and I still work. hmmm Wimp mr. mathews
    ————————————-
    not hard to sit at a desk all day with a torn acl…

  63. shaggytoodle says: Oct 7, 2013 4:30 PM

    @ allday

    TDs
    Nelson/Jones – 5
    Simpson/ennings- 2

  64. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 7, 2013 4:56 PM

    I wonder if he has his manicurist on speed-dial for times like these.

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