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Packers' Matthews out with thumb injury, 2 other LBs hurt in 22-9 win over Lions

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Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews (52) sacks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Associated Press

Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury.

Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return.

Matthews was coming back from a hamstring injury that knocked him out of a loss to the Bengals two weeks ago. His recovery was aided by a bye last week.

The pass-rushing specialist has three sacks this season.

The Packers also lost starting linebacker Brad Jones to a hamstring injury. His replacement, Robert Francois, later left the game with a torn Achilles.