GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to miss one month with a broken thumb, a league source told ESPN.
Matthews suffered the injury in Sunday's victory over the Detroit Lions.
According to multiple sources on Twitter Monday night, Matthews had a successful surgery.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy would not disclose any information regarding Matthews' injury but said he hopes the four-time Pro Bowler will not miss the rest of the season.
"I'm hopeful it's not season-ending," McCarthy said Monday. "I think we're all hopeful, but you have to get all the opinions and make sure you always do right by the player."
Matthews was injured on the final play of the third quarter when he sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 12-yard loss. Matthews rushed off the edge and was unblocked on the play, which was his final snap of the game.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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