Clay Matthews had the pins removed from his thumb

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. told FOX Sports that he had the pins removed from his surgically repaired thumb last Friday.

“I need to get healthy,”said Matthews. “Rehab my thumb and get it back to 100 percent so that way there is no setback starting next season.”

Matthews now has to rehab his thumb so it can regain full range of motion.

“Little exercises as far as finger mobility,” Matthews said. “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.”