Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Clay Matthews won't play against the Bears

The Green Bay Packers have listed starting linebacker Clay Matthews as out in its latest injury report. The Packers will play the Chicago Bears this Sunday in and NFC Central showdown.

Mathews re-injured his thumb in last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has already missed four games this season due to the injury. During his Monday press conference, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team was still gathering information about the severity of the injury, but he noted that the training staff did not feel good about it.

Matthews leads the team with 7.5 sacks and has forced three fumbles this season.

The Packers (7-7-1) and Bears (8-7) will be playing for the NFC North Division title and a berth in the playoffs. The Bears beat the Packers in Green Bay in Week 8 when Aaron Rodgers went down early in the first quarter with a broken collarbone.

The status of Rodgers is still up in the air, but the team has announced it will likely make a decision on Thursday after the team gets back to practice.

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