"When I whipped up the Week 9 team-by-team grades on Sunday, I noted that it's pretty tremendous for the Packers to be hitting their bye when they are because of the litany of injuries they're dealing with.
At least one major injury won't be solved by a one-week break, however, as Mike McCarthy said on Monday that Clay Matthews will miss "a couple weeks" with his hamstring issue.
Matthews is, without question, the most important player on the Packers' defense. They need him healthy if they want to make another Super Bowl run, so it's at least good that Matthews doesn't apparently think this hamstring issue is as bad as previous ones that he has dealt with.
But Green Bay has plenty of other injury issues as well. Jordy Nelson surprisingly started in Week 9 against the Cardinals, but he didn't last long in the game, leaving after his first target with a sprained ankle. McCarthy said it wasn't as serious as it could've been however.
"I think he's going to be OK," McCarthy said of Nelson.
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