Packers' Woodson out six weeks with broken collarbone
ReutersGreen Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson will miss six weeks with a broken collarbone suffered during Sunday's 30-20 road win over the St. Louis Rams, the National Football League (NFL) team said on Monday.
October 24, 2012, 12:17 am TWN
Woodson, 36, who also broke his collarbone during the 2010 season's Super Bowl, underwent an X-ray earlier on Monday that revealed a fracture, according to Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
The injury to the eight-time Pro Bowler is a big loss to a Packers team who are in third place in the four-team NFL North with a 4-3 record, trailing the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
“It's a bigger challenge, we are talking about Charles Woodson,” McCarthy said during a press conference on Monday.
“The reality is we expect the next individual to step up and we expect to continue to play better defense. This has been a hard couple of weeks, losing players to season-ending injuries.”
The Packers, who have nine games remaining in the NFL's regular season, have already lost linebackers D.J. Smith and Desmond Bishop to long-term injuries.