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nerdmann  
#1 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 4:03:00 PM(UTC)
Mike Florio said:
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews exited Sunday's win over the Lions with a thumb injury. Per a league source, the thumb has a fracture in it. Matthews left Sunday's 22-9 win over the Lions in the fourth quarter.  It's unclear whether the injury will limit Matthews' ability to practice or play. The Packers travel to Baltimore...
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#2 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 4:09:01 PM(UTC)
Didn't our soon to be Hall of Fame QB play 3/4 of a season with a broken thumb, albeit a pretty poor performance? If Clay sits out with a broken thumb, he'll have to stop doing those predator dances.
nerdmann  
#3 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 4:24:38 PM(UTC)
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Didn't our soon to be Hall of Fame QB play 3/4 of a season with a broken thumb, albeit a pretty poor performance? If Clay sits out with a broken thumb, he'll have to stop doing those predator dances.


A stress fracture is different from a complete snapped off bone or a crushed bone.

Hopefully they can put a club on him, but I think the level of severity could be a factor.
Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 4:58:08 PM(UTC)
Club it. Play it.
nerdmann  
#5 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:07:43 PM(UTC)
Heard he might need surgery.

The way this team reports injuries the whole arm is probably amputated.
Gaycandybacon  
#6 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:08:20 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Club it. Play it.


I agree. If it was a Wrist I would be worried. Does he really need his thumb to play? haha
Gaycandybacon  
#7 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:09:29 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Heard he might need surgery.

The way this team reports injuries the whole arm is probably amputated.


Wasn't Nick Colins head amputated too? :3

I bet Clay could play with one arm
Mucky Tundra  
#8 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:20:47 PM(UTC)
Gaycandybacon said: Go to Quoted Post
I agree. If it was a Wrist I would be worried. Does he really need his thumb to play? haha


Well it would be harder for him to strip Adrian Peterson so he can run it back for a touchdown. [grin1]
nerdmann  
#9 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:48:51 PM(UTC)
Might need surgery.
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#10 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:59:58 PM(UTC)
Did anybody see him after on the sidelines - how bad off he looked? Anybody know if it's his right or left hand - and which-handed he is? It makes a difference performance-wise. I would think anything short of a really mangled compound fracture, and he could postpone any surgery until after the season and play with some kind of a soft cast. I don't think they allow those "clubs" like in the good old days.
Porforis  
#11 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:52:00 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Heard he might need surgery.

The way this team reports injuries the whole arm is probably amputated.


Hopefully they don't chop off the wrong arm the first time.
rabidgopher04  
#12 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:04:19 PM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra said: Go to Quoted Post
Well it would be harder for him to strip Adrian Peterson so he can run it back for a touchdown. [grin1]


He'd be able to punch it out better.
go.pack.go.  
#13 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:07:45 PM(UTC)
texaspackerbacker said: Go to Quoted Post
Did anybody see him after on the sidelines - how bad off he looked? Anybody know if it's his right or left hand - and which-handed he is? It makes a difference performance-wise. I would think anything short of a really mangled compound fracture, and he could postpone any surgery until after the season and play with some kind of a soft cast. I don't think they allow those "clubs" like in the good old days.


I know that they do allow it actually. The Redskins had a defensive lineman with a club. I believe it was Barry Cofield.
Mucky Tundra  
#14 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:20:41 PM(UTC)
go.pack.go. said: Go to Quoted Post
I know that they do allow it actually. The Redskins had a defensive lineman with a club. I believe it was Barry Cofield.


You're correct. Sean Lee of the Cowboys played with one two years ago.

But maybe this injury could have been avoided if Matthews stretched a little bit more before the game...
nerdmann  
#15 Posted : Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:48:54 PM(UTC)
Morgan Burnett had a club last year, did he not?

The real problem is, with a broken thumb, will Clay still be able to inject himself?
DoddPower  
#16 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 12:44:32 PM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra said: Go to Quoted Post
You're correct. Sean Lee of the Cowboys played with one two years ago.

But maybe this injury could have been avoided if Matthews stretched a little bit more before the game...


Didn't Perry play with a club some last year, too, before he went on IR? It's pretty common, it seems.

DarkaneRules  
#17 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 12:47:08 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Morgan Burnett had a club last year, did he not?

The real problem is, with a broken thumb, will Clay still be able to inject himself?


DUDE! hahaha [aiee]
nerdmann  
#18 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 2:12:39 PM(UTC)
One month as per Schefter.

That's not too bad, hope it's true.

Quote:
Packers LB Clay Matthews still is undergoing more testing, but he is expected to miss one month with a broken thumb

gbguy20  
#19 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 2:15:22 PM(UTC)
why cant u play with a broken thumb
nerdmann  
#20 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2013 2:31:41 PM(UTC)
gbguy20 said: Go to Quoted Post
why cant u play with a broken thumb


Apparently it's a bad break.

Might need surgery or something.

We got by for 4 games last year without Clay, and at that time our backups were Walden and Moses. If we could do that last year, we can get by this year with Neal and Perry.

None of the next 4 teams are real offensive powerhouses either. Season ain't over.

Last year I think we went 3-1.
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