Matthews, other key Packers to miss Sunday due to injury
Some key parts of the Packers' starting lineup will be missing Sunday, and some longer due to injury.
It will be a while for linebacker Clay Matthews, per the NFL.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says LB Clay Matthews will be out "multiple weeks."— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 9, 2013
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky:
MM said he would think Matthews would have to play with a cast when he returns.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 9, 2013
McCarthy added on Wednesday that though Matthews is the team's best defender, "This is pro football. We have been down this road before. It is an excellent time for others to step up and make plays and be part of packages as we get ready for an excellent Baltimore Ravens football team."
Brad Jones will miss the Packers-Ravens game will miss, per Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel.
So ILB Brad Jones has been ruled out for the #Packers game Sunday at Baltimore.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 9, 2013
Cornerback Casey Hayward missed practice as well, but hopefully will play Sunday.
Hayward "a little sore" ... "we'll see where he is tomorrow." Hopeful he can do something on Thursday.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) October 9, 2013
Others who are out include James Starks and Greg Van Roten, per Dunne:
#Packers injuries: Brad Jones (hamstring) OUT, Clay Matthews (thumb) OUT, Greg Van Roten (foot) OUT, Starks OUT— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 9, 2013
The others who missed practice, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
#Packers practice: Hayward, Starks, Matthews, B. Jones, Mulumba and Van Roten aren't working. Only Matthews isn't here.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 9, 2013