Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the 2nd quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Clay Matthews Had Pins Removed From Thumb

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews missed the final week of the regular season and the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers because of a broken thumb. He had pins inserted into his thumb in order to immobilize it.

Those pins were finally removed within the last week. Matthews is ready to start the rehab on the thumb and he will be ready to go for the offseason workouts.

“I need to get healthy. Rehab my thumb and get it back to 100 percent so that way there is no setback starting next season,” Matthews said, via FOX Sports. “Little exercises as far as finger mobility. I have a physical therapist who helps with loosening up those joints because it was immobilized for so long. A lot of those ligaments and tendons become real stiff along with the surgery.”

The Green Bay Packers fans are hoping to get Matthews on the field for a full season. He has struggled to stay on the field for the last couple of seasons.

Will he finally be able to stay on the field in 2014?

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