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Clay Matthews had setback with hamstring late last week

Green Bay Packers v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8.(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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When the Packers were getting ready to face the Colts last Thursday, linebacker Clay Matthews said that he felt confident he’d be back in the lineup after missing the team’s Week Eight loss with a hamstring injury.

Matthews was on the inactive list on Sunday, however, and the Packers slumped to a second straight loss. Coach Mike McCarthy shed some light on the reason why things didn’t go as Matthews planned when he met with the media on Monday.

“Clay looked good in practice Thursday [but] had a setback and was unable to play,” McCarthy said, via “His status for this week [against the Titans], I’m not ready to get into that because I haven’t had the meeting with the trainers.”

Matthews has been dealing with hamstring issues for several weeks and also missed the team’s Week Three game against the Lions. The Packers could certainly use Matthews as they try to get themselves moving in the right direction, but more time off may be in order given how long the injury has been lingering.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb was able to go after joining Matthews in the questionable department heading into the game. He didn’t play until the second half, but caught a touchdown as the Packers tried to mount a comeback and McCarthy said he didn’t have a setback.