UPDATE: Packers LB Clay Matthews misses 2nd straight practice
(AP Photo/Tom Lynn). Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews celebrates after the New England Patriots missed a field goal attempt during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
Clay Matthews has missed a second straight day of practice after coach Mike McCarthy said he was holding out the Green Bay Packers' star linebacker as a precaution because of knee soreness.
Matthews watched in a white cap on the sideline while teammates went through practice Tuesday morning.
Matthews has been to five Pro Bowls. He insisted Monday that he would be fine.
Also Tuesday, running back Eddie Lacy was pulled near the end of practice because of what McCarthy said was a sore foot.
Receiver Jared Abbrederis remains out with a concussion.
Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews missed Green Bay's Monday morning practice with what coach Mike McCarthy termed "knee soreness."
McCarthy downplayed any concerns about Matthews, the centerpiece of the team's defense.
Matthews felt something in his knee during Saturday's first in-pads practice of training camp, McCarthy said. Players had Sunday off before returning to practice Monday, again in pads.
Matthews came out and watched a brief portion of practice wearing a Packers baseball cap and jogged off the field into the Don Hutson Center after his cameo appearance. McCarthy said Matthews did rehabilitation work with other injured players inside the Hutson Center during practice.
McCarthy said he does not have a timetable for Matthews' return.
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