Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews was limited in Wednesday’s practice due to a lingering hamstring injury.
The Packers are “hopeful” the 27-year-old Matthews will be ready to partake in tomorrow’s exercises.
Sitting at 1-2 and preparing to host the Detroit Lions (3-1) on Sunday, the 27th ranked defense in the NFL can’t compete without Matthews.
A two-time All-Pro who earned the 2010 NFC Defensive Player of the Year award, Matthews is a standout pass rusher and tremendous tackler.
Green Bay needs a healthy version of “The Clay Maker” to slow Detroit’s explosive offense.
Able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, the 6-foot-3, 255 pound Matthews can penetrate the Lions’ protection and rattle Matthew Stafford.
Despite featuring the league’s second premier attack, Green Bay can’t expect to win a shootout against Detroit.
To remain “hopeful” and avoid falling to 1-3, Clay Matthews must help muzzle the dangerous cats this weekend in “Titletown.”by