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Packers LB Matthews leaves Steelers game

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By GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers linebacker Clay Matthews left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after appearing to reinjure his right thumb.

Matthews got hurt after sacking Ben Roethlisberger at the Packers 43 with about five minutes left in the second quarter. Matthews appeared to be in pain as soon as he got up and ran to the sideline.

Teammates B.J. Raji and Mike Neal patted Matthews on the back as he was attended to on the bench before Matthews went into the locker room. His return was questionable.

Matthews missed four games after hurting the thumb while recording a sack Oct. 6 against Detroit. He leads Green Bay with 7 ½ sacks.

Inside linebacker Brad Jones also left the game for the Packers with an ankle injury.

 

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