Clay Matthews out for game against the Lions

GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said during his weekly news conference on Wednesday, November 14th that Clay Matthews will not be on the field for the game against the Lions this week.

Coach McCarthy says it may be a couple of weeks before he's back in action. But he says the team has planned for Matthews' absence.

Matthews hurt his hamstring in the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field a couple of Sundays ago.

McCarthy told reporters the bye week has helped the team. "We have to be smart about it with the extended time we've had off. We're definitely fresher," said McCarthy.

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