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.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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