Charles Woodson suffered broken collarbone

Like Patriots safety Rodney Harrison seven years ago, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson won the first Super Bowl ring of his career despite leaving the game with a broken bone.

For Harrison, it was a broken forearm.  For Woodson, it was a broken collarbone.

Woodson confirmed that he suffered the injury while diving to the ground late in the first half.

He’ll have plenty of time to heal.  And we’ve got a feeling it won’t be hurting quite as much.

Nine years after the tuck rule game and eight years after losing to the Bucs as a member of the Raiders, Woodson has become the rare Heisman Trophy winner to play a key role in becoming a Super Bowl champion.

UPDATE:  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Woodson tried to address the team at halftime, but he became too emotional and couldn’t finish.

34 responses to “Charles Woodson suffered broken collarbone

  1. I applaud the effort and the emotion on the sideline. After we sprained our knee, we just didn’t care anymore about the game and wanted to go home. It was cold and my feelings were hurt.

  2. I’ll bet it doesn’t hurt that much now.

    And I’ll bet it’ll hurt even less if its the arm he wears his rings on…

    Oddly enough, he and Desmond Howard share a rare distinction. Both were Heisman winners with Michigan and both won Super Bowls with Green Bay.

    You read it here first.

  3. keramidas21 says:
    Feb 6, 2011 11:13 PM
    Too bad you couldn’t finish the game, but you are still the greatest CB to ever play the game, and now you have a ring.

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    Greatest CB??? Put the Old Milwaukee down!Not in top 50 EVER!!

  4. Question:

    Is he the first player to win this many major awards (variety-wise)?

    – Mr Football (Ohio)
    – Walter Camp Award
    – Sporting News Player of the Year
    – Heisman
    – National Championship
    – NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
    – NFL Defensive Player of the Year
    – NFL Pro Bowl Selection
    – NFL First Team All Pro Selection
    – NFL All Decade Team (2000’s)

    Pretty Impressive!

    There is really only two major awards (that I can tell) that he hasn’t won:

    – NFL MVP
    – Superbowl MVP

  5. Superbowl championship or not..its still gotta suck to be like…”Ok, your 5 month long season is finally over…oh but you have a broken collarbone and will now be sitting around doing nothing for 6 more weeks until it heals.”

  6. Way to leave it all on the field. Woodson has given the Packers so much over the last few years, and I’m glad he got his ring. I wish he could have stayed on the field all game, but you know he’ll be smiling throughout rehab.

  7. Bless his heart! I was trying to figure out how he got hurt because I didn’t recall seeing him in a collision with another player. Also didn’t recall that he was on the Raiders team that lost a Super Bowl, so I’m sure this was doubly sweet for him. It is too bad that he was forced to leave the game, but as stoutfiles said, he knows the role he played in helping his team get to the championship. Glad he could be on the field to celebrate the win. Congrats, Charles.

  8. This clown quit on his team! Did u see him on sideline not being a cheerleader! Wow this guy is a Meeechigan wuss! Sportscenter better lead with this all week!

  9. At least he hurt it making a fantastic play, just as he’s done his entire great career. Heal up, Charles!

  10. Driver, Woodson et al that were injured(on plays the we All could actually See) are warriors. They were all carried off the field of play and yet they fulfilled their training as football players, moreover as competitive athletes and MEN! They all tried to comeback to the fight and preserver. But once they themselves realized they were truly Injured and not just hurt they relented and post haste they were fitted with slings and casts to stabilize shoulder, knee and ankle joints which had suffered trauma and subsequently received ice treatment to minimize swelling that is ALWAYS the result of such blunt force or torquing injuries. Same story goes for Pouncey of the Steelers.

    Why would non of these pro forma basic steps in the rehabilitation of an injury not be taken with the starting QB for the Chicago Bears Immediately!? Especially when you considered that the Bears still had a chance, no matter how small, to play in the SB in two weeks?

  11. cutler4president says: Feb 6, 2011 11:58 PM

    This clown quit on his team! Did u see him on sideline not being a cheerleader! Wow this guy is a Meeechigan wuss! Sportscenter better lead with this all week!

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    Awesome post!

    Seriously, congrats to Woodson. Great player.

  12. Driver was not Helped off the field he hobbled….. PLUS why weren’t they coaching the reserves that went in for them??? They quit on their team for not going back in and playing..didn’t see Driver with Crutches…….??

    Just because Woodson was in street clothes makes it better..Biggest game of his LIFE…and he doesn’t try to go….. OR did the Medical staff keep him out like the BEars staff held out Cutler??? HMMMMMMM

    Funny how it changes with other guys getting injured and not trying to go!!!!

    BEARS WILL BE BACK!!!!!!

  13. Broke my collarbone few months ago (playing football) and I could tell he broke it after the way he was walking/jogging after the injury. It was unfortunate for a great player like charles, but glad he got his ring.

  14. cutler4president, actually, Woodson DID get in there, there was a great reaction shot of him to a TD, I think, trying to do a fist pump – and then grimacing in pain from how it torqued his collarbone around.

  15. “8man says:
    Oddly enough, he and Desmond Howard share a rare distinction. Both were Heisman winners with Michigan and both won Super Bowls with Green Bay.

    You read it here first.
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    And both played for the Raiders, sans the Super Bowl win , of course.

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