Matthews back for Packers at linebacker - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Matthews back for Packers at linebacker

Posted:

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers' bye week did wonders for Clay Matthews and his sore hamstring.

The Pro Bowl linebacker plans on playing Sunday when Green Bay hosts the Detroit Lions in a key early-season NFC North game.

Matthews left the Packers loss to the Bengals two weeks ago with the injury. He was limited Wednesday in practice but back to full speed on Thursday.

And he's back just in time to face a Lions offense that's clicking behind running back Reggie Bush and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Coach Mike McCarthy said he was optimistic that Matthews would be ready for Sunday. The long-haired sack-master went a step further later Thursday and said he would be on the Lambeau Field turf Sunday.

Matthews missed four games last year with a hamstring injury.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.