Matthews, other key Packers to miss Sunday due to injury

Jay Sorgi

Matthews, other key Packers to miss Sunday due to injury

CREATED Oct. 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 9, 2013

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.

According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky:

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.

Cornerback Casey Hayward missed practice as well, but hopefully will play Sunday.

Others who are out include James Starks and Greg Van Roten, per Dunne:

The others who missed practice, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

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