Long recovery timetable for Matthews? 

October, 13, 2013
According to multiple reports, the broken thumb sustained by Clay Matthews is a Bennett's fracture, which is a complicated injury that could affect Matthews' grip for the rest of his life if he doesn't let it fully heal following surgery. So as much as he might want to return to the field as quickly as possible, it may not be in his best long-term interest to do so.

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