Pack defensive back Woodson out six weeks with collarbone injury
Green Bay, WI, United States (4E Sports) – The Green Bay Packers will play without veteran defensive back Charles Woodson for six weeks after he suffered a broken right collarbone against the St. Louis Rams Sunday.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Woodson’s injury was confirmed after undergoing examination Monday. He said the plan is for Woodson to return and the Packers will play with 52 players this week.
“It’s been a hard couple of weeks with injuries,” McCarthy said. “With that, we’ll go on.”
Woodson has 38 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and 1.5 sacks this season.
The 36-year-old Woodson has played 95.9 percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps this season, missing just 21 snaps. He’s one of four Packers defenders to play in at least 90 percent of the team’s snaps this season.
McCarthy said the latest injury to his right collarbone isn’t as serious as the previous injury to his left collarbone, which Woodson suffered in Green Bay’s Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
An eight-time Pro Bowler, Woodson was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. He has 55 career interceptions, tied for 19th on the all-time list and second-most among active players behind the Ravens’ Ed Reed, who has 59.