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.