GREEN BAY (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday’s game in Detroit with a hamstring injury.
Coach Mike McCarthy says the absence this week was expected. Matthews was hurt in the second half of Green Bay’s Nov. 4 game against Arizona, and McCarthy said the next day that the three-time Pro Bowler would miss a couple of weeks.
“This will be his second week,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see what happens next week.”
Matthews is tied for second in the NFC with nine sacks.
NFL Injury Report
GREEN BAY PACKERS at DETROIT LIONS — PACKERS: OUT: WR Greg Jennings (groin, abdomen), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), S Charles Woodson (collarbone). DNP: DE Mike Neal (ankle). LIMITED: WR Donald Driver (thumb), RB John Kuhn (hamstring), G T.J. Lang (elbow, wrist), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring, foot), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), CB Sam Shields (ankle), TE Ryan Taylor (chest). FULL: TE D.J. Williams (hamstring), DE Jerel Worthy (concussion). LIONS: DNP: DE Cliff Avril (back), S Erik Coleman (toe), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), S Amari Spievey (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee). LIMITED: K Jason Hanson (left foot), LB Ashlee Palmer (chest), WR Titus Young (knee).