The Green Bay Packers are likely to get linebacker Clay Matthews back for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, but probably will not have wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday the plan is for Matthews to play Sunday, although he noted Thursday's practice is the toughest and will determine Matthews' status for the weekend.
Matthews has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. He has nine sacks in nine games this season.
McCarthy said it is a "longshot" that Nelson will play Sunday. He aggravated a hamstring injury against the Vikings on Dec. 2 and missed Sunday night's 27-20 win over the Lions. He has 46 receptions in 11 games.