Clay Matthews' cast to be smaller

Updated: November 13, 2013, 5:09 PM ET
By Rob Demovsky | ESPN.com

The big, bulky cast that rendered linebacker Clay Matthews largely ineffective in his return to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday won't be needed this weekend against the New York Giants.

Matthews practiced Wednesday with a much smaller version of the cast on his right hand, and coach Mike McCarthy said his star pass rusher should be able to use that for Sunday's road game.

"Based on the doctor's report, he's able to now," McCarthy said. "I don't even know what the term is. ...

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