Matthews out for Packers against Bears

Matthews out for Packers against Bears
December 25, 2013, 5:30 pm
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The Packers will be without linebacker Clay Matthews as they go for the division title Sunday against Chicago. (AP)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers linebacker Clay Matthewswill miss Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title after aggravating a right thumb injury.

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.

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