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Charles Woodson suffered broken collarbone

Charles Woodson

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.

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34 Responses to “Charles Woodson suffered broken collarbone”
  1. skoobyfl says: Feb 6, 2011 11:04 PM

    He landed funky & it looked like a problem afterwards. Congratulations to the Packers.

  2. stoutfiles says: Feb 6, 2011 11:06 PM

    Glad he got his ring regardless; they woulnt have made it there without him. He’ll be back at 100% next year.

  3. jaycutlerstampon says: Feb 6, 2011 11:06 PM

    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.

  4. 8man says: Feb 6, 2011 11:06 PM

    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.

  5. sakatak says: Feb 6, 2011 11:09 PM

    Thanks for everything Charles, I hope to be there when you are installed in the Ring Of Honor.

  6. pack4gop says: Feb 6, 2011 11:12 PM

    Woodson is a complete stud. Very happy for him. He’ll be back healthy and ready for #2 next year!

  7. 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.

  8. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:15 PM

    Thank you Charles.

    Enjoy the White House.

  9. gbfanforever says: Feb 6, 2011 11:19 PM

    Charles has become one of my favorite packers of all time. Wonderful player, better guy.

  10. stairwayto7 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:26 PM

    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.

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

  11. tommyjcaps says: Feb 6, 2011 11:27 PM

    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

  12. scytherius says: Feb 6, 2011 11:37 PM

    Glad you got that ring Charles! You deserved it!! Heal quickly.

  13. southyank7 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:41 PM

    FROZEN concrete & astroturf, doesn’t bounce like Dirt & real grass

  14. jimmysee says: Feb 6, 2011 11:41 PM

    Charles and Reggie White — two game changing Packers free agent signings

  15. macker1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:43 PM

    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.”

  16. ctaylor691 says: Feb 6, 2011 11:43 PM

    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.

  17. dbellina says: Feb 6, 2011 11:46 PM

    I hope the Packers let him join the team, when they had their picture taken after the win.

  18. Deb says: Feb 6, 2011 11:56 PM

    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.

  19. 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!

  20. granadafan says: Feb 7, 2011 12:06 AM

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

  21. jwil444 says: Feb 7, 2011 12:08 AM

    Charles,
    You are a punk and should have sacked up, play with one arm, do whatever you have to do.
    Sincerely,
    Jay Cutler

  22. aigraiders says: Feb 7, 2011 12:19 AM

    We Raiders miss him dearly. Congrats to CWood.

  23. db105 says: Feb 7, 2011 1:05 AM

    Woodson got a Super Bowl ring with Oakland for Super Bowl 37. Both participating teams get a ring.

  24. blue58set says: Feb 7, 2011 1:18 AM

    Suck it Obama!

  25. espnfeedback says: Feb 7, 2011 1:30 AM

    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?

  26. couldntthinkofaname says: Feb 7, 2011 1:48 AM

    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!

    _________________________________

    Awesome post!

    Seriously, congrats to Woodson. Great player.

  27. ncjjdix says: Feb 7, 2011 9:00 AM

    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!!!!!!

  28. riverhorsey says: Feb 7, 2011 9:09 AM

    So why didn’t he play in the 2nd half?

  29. pervyharvin says: Feb 7, 2011 9:10 AM

    That game will be the last for Wooson.

  30. rwallack says: Feb 7, 2011 9:20 AM

    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.

  31. eustus says: Feb 7, 2011 10:32 AM

    Deion Sanders wonders why he didn’t take a shot and get back in the game.

  32. umrguy42 says: Feb 7, 2011 10:55 AM

    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.

  33. youboettcha says: Feb 7, 2011 10:57 AM

    @tommyjcaps

    You forgot Super Bowl Champion.

  34. rayguyreturns says: Feb 7, 2011 11:42 AM

    “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.
    _____________________________________

    And both played for the Raiders, sans the Super Bowl win , of course.

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