Clay Matthews had the surgical pin removed from the broken thumb on his right hand last Friday, according to a report on FOXsports.com.
The Packers’ outside linebacker broke the thumb twice last season, once in early October and again in late December.
The first injury was a Bennett’s fracture, a common injury where the thumb is broken at its base and requires surgery to line up the broken bones or otherwise risk losing significant mobility in the thumb. The Packers never confirmed that the second break also was a Bennett’s fracture, though coach Mike McCarthy described it as similar to the first.
"I need to get healthy,” Matthews told FOXSports.com. “Rehab my thumb and get it back to 100 percent so that way there is no setback starting next season.”
The pin removal was five weeks after his most recent surgery.
“I think time will help out in the long run,” Matthews said. “I’ll get back in the gym shortly and start training for next year and all of that will contribute to it healing up.”