Clay Matthews will return to action today for the Packers after missing the past four games with a broken thumb. Matthews will need to protect his thumb by wearing a club-like cast.
Matthews will certainly be at a disadvantage wearing the cast, however, it is also easy to see how Matthews could use the club to his advantage in a high-contact sport. Mike Pereira, the NFL’s former vice president of officiating, explained that the cast is legal “as long as ‘it is covered in at least 3/8’ foam rubber or similar soft material.”
Here is another view of the club during the game…
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