Pro-Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews pulled up lame on a near sack in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. Many hoped the reason he was limping off was a bruised pride for not finishing the sack. It was later revealed a hamstring injury was sustained on the play. Now that's injury on top of insult.
The Packers' bye week will help Matthews miss a limited number of games. The good news is that he does not feel his hamstring is as bad as it's been in the past, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday.
The bad news is that the hamstring tweak could still keep him sidelined for two games after the bye week.
Matthews leads the Packers with nine sacks, which is second in the NFL behind Wisconsin graduate J.J. Watt.