Matthews expects to play Sunday, uses huge club in practice Thursday
Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb. http://on.tmj4.com/GGuL7X Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Green Bay Packers had limited presence on the practice field Thursday from Clay Matthews, but he expects to be a presence on the field Sunday. Per USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero:
#Packers OLB Clay Matthews said he expects to play Sunday, though he's not sure how much. Getting more comfortable with club day by day.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 7, 2013
One thing on his body was not such a limited presence: the club on his right hand.
Now that is a club! http://t.co/dbWrB1zHUu— Jayme (@jaymelee1) November 7, 2013
Packers coach Mike McCarthy had some hopeful thoughts about Matthews' presence on Sunday with the club, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz.
MM: I hope Clay is very effective with the cast. He's a dynamic player. Would be nice to get him back on the field— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) November 7, 2013
The Packers limited the practice time for his teammate, Mike Neal.
McCarthy on Neal: Mike's just a little beat up. Just being smart with him. ...He'll be fine.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 7, 2013
Overall, the injury outlook was this (with LIM meaning limited and DNP meaning did not practice):
#Packers injuries: Lang DNP, Matthews LIM, Neal LIM, Mulumba LIM, Pickett LIM. Rodgers DNP— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) November 7, 2013