Packers LB Matthews out vs. Bears because of thumb injury
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)
Green Bay didn't practice Wednesday but issued an injury report as if it did. Matthews was listed as out.
Matthews got hurt during a sack in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Matthews missed four games earlier this season after initially breaking the thumb in Week 5 in October.
Matthews looked to be in extreme pain on the sideline Sunday after the sack. Coach Mike McCarthy has described it as a ''repeat injury.''
The Packers had Christmas day off. They return to practice Thursday, when the team is also expected to announce if quarterback Aaron Rodgers is ready to return from a left collarbone injury.