According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Packers simulated injury report already has linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. ruled out for Sunday’s big game against the Bears that will decide the NFC North.
The #Packers simulated injury report listed LB Clay Matthews as OUT already. He re-broke his thumb on Sunday. A big loss.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 25, 2013
The reason the injury report was simulated is because the Packers didn’t practice today.
This isn’t a surprise at all after Matthews broke his thumb for a second time this season this past Sunday. Matthews is likely done for the season even if Green Bay makes the playoffs.