Green Bay Packers star outside linebacker Clay Matthews injured his hamstring in the first half of the team’s 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. While Packers fans were hoping that their big time pass rusher would not miss any time, the early reaction to Matthews’ injury does not look good.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy took the podium to address the media today and said that the early diagnosis on Matthews’ hamstring is that he could miss a couple of weeks. The news was passed along by Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
McCarthy: Early diagnosis on Clay Matthews hamstring is he’ll be out a couple weeks. We’ll know more next week.
— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) November 5, 2012
The good news for the Packers is that they are entering their bye week and will return on November 18th against the Detroit Lions. The extra time off could benefit Matthews as he rests his injured hamstring.