=== Packers' Matthews won't play against Lions ===
 
 Green  Bay,  WI (Sports  Network)  -  The Green  Bay  Packers  have ruled  out
 linebacker  Clay Matthews for Sunday's game against Detroit due to a hamstring
 injury the star pass rusher suffered in the team's last outing.
 
 Matthews  got hurt  in the  third quarter  of Green  Bay's 31-17  victory over
 Arizona  on Nov.  4, with head coach Mike McCarthy stating during the Packers'
 recent bye week that the sack artist could be sidelined "a couple of weeks."
 
 McCarthy  officially  declared  Matthews  unavailable  for  the  Detroit  game
 following Wednesday's practice.
 
 Matthews has recorded a team-best nine sacks through the first nine games, the
 fifth-highest total in the NFL this season.
 
 McCarthy  had better news regarding wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who appears on
 track  to return  from an ankle sprain that  knocked him out of the Week 9 win
 over the Cardinals in the first quarter. The fifth-year pro did participate in
 Wednesday's practice on a limited basis.
 
 Nelson, who leads Green Bay with 532 receiving yards on 40 catches, had missed
 a week due to a hamstring strain prior to injuring his ankle against Arizona.
 
 Fellow  wide receiver  Greg Jennings  is expected  to remain  sidelined as  he
 continues  to recover from groin surgery, while veteran defensive back Charles
 Woodson  will miss  a third  straight game  due to  a fractured  collarbone he
 sustained back in Week 7.
 
 
 
 
 11/14 15:58:51 ET