Packers' Clay Matthews out with thumb injury

    2013-10-06 16:02

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury.

Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return.

Matthews was coming back from a hamstring injury that knocked him out of a loss to the Bengals two weeks ago. His recovery was aided by a bye last week.

VIP Reception & Celebrity Gifting Experience featuring Dennis Rodman Bad Ass Premium Vodka. Guests will be joined ... in Dr Joseph Bryant Jr's Hangs on LockerDome

The pass-rushing specialist has three sacks this season.

The Packers also lost starting linebacker Brad Jones to a hamstring injury. His replacement, Robert Francois, later left the game with a torn Achilles.