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Charles Woodson to miss six weeks with broken collarbone

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Though he showed no signs of it yesterday, Packers safety Charles Woodson suffered a significant injury in yesterday’s win over the Rams.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports Woodson suffered a broken collarbone, and will be out for six weeks.

Woodson played 50 of the Packers 60 snaps in yesterday’s win over the Rams, but didn’t show any signs of a problem.

The Packers are expected to address the injury later this afternoon.

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83 Responses to “Charles Woodson to miss six weeks with broken collarbone”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 22, 2012 3:07 PM

    He will be missed. But, Next. Man. Up.

  2. vikings28 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:10 PM

    2nd time in 3 years. He’s getting pretty old. Tough blow for the packers!

  3. 61bigdaddy61 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    Ruh Roh! This is a huge injury for the Cheese. Don’t see how they will be able to go to the post season now.

    Go Bears!

  4. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    NFL is working on Offensive player safety. How many more defensive players need to go down before they start putting emphasis on defensive players? This is insane.

  5. waterboy420 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:19 PM

    One of the greatest players to ever play the game at his position. That being said I believe i hear the retirement bells tolling.

  6. jhein23 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:22 PM

    Woodson has been outstanding against the run this season. Against the pass not as much. He can’t run the way he used to.

  7. medtxpack says: Oct 22, 2012 3:22 PM

    well that sucks but the Packers D can step it up, they have the players, they just have to play smart. Get well C21!!

  8. mvp43 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    Not that he won’t be missed, but he has been MIA the entire year. Age is catching up with him.

  9. shaggytoodle says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    This stinks for Packers fans.

    Hopefully the youthful secondary will continue to grow, and gel, you know that Woodson will be a leader for them.

    It does make this Sundays game more interesting than I had thought it would be.

  10. seanx40 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    Exactly, nearing the end of a great career. It happens. He will have a job waiting for him on TV.

  11. jhein23 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    Jaguars at home, Cardinals at home, By week, at Det, at NYG, Min. I still see 4-1 while he’s gone.

  12. tommysaint1 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    That sucks for Charles and the Pack.

    I have always been a fan of Charles ever since he took that Heisman away from Manning… poor Manning always 2nd place, except that time he had to battle the mighty Rex Grossman for the title.

  13. diapaulic says: Oct 22, 2012 3:24 PM

    What is with all these defensive injuries? Did Jarrett Bush sign a deal with the devil in some attempt to get on the field? God help us from #24…

  14. cooklynn17 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:25 PM

    Its over pack…

  15. bougin89 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:29 PM

    Tough blow for the Packers. Woodson hasn’t had the best season by any means but he is still the leader of the defense. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  16. lks311 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:30 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:07 PM
    He will be missed. But, Next. Man. Up.
    _________________________

    They’re some “next man up” men that there’s no “next man up” that can serve as a sufficient replacement:

    A. Aaron Rodgers
    A1. Charles Woodson

  17. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 22, 2012 3:32 PM

    Last time woodson went down with a collarbone injury, The Pack won the SB. I’m just sayin’.

  18. edsbay says: Oct 22, 2012 3:33 PM

    When he returns he needs to wear some bigger shoulder pads. He wears the smallest pads they make. 2 breaks in 3 years….not good!

  19. stellarperformance says: Oct 22, 2012 3:33 PM

    This is an opportunity for somebody to step up and make a name for themselves. Perhaps he can return for the playoffs and help win another SB….then retire.

  20. acmepackers says: Oct 22, 2012 3:34 PM

    Woodson will be missed, but this isn’t a dealbreaker for the Pack.

  21. meytonpanning says: Oct 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    Green Bay has a ton of depth in the secondary.

    People don’t realize that the reason their secondary ‘sucked’ was because the opponents would be forced to go to the air to catch up with Rodgers.

    You CANNOT go 15-1 with a bad defense. They’ll manage fine without Woodson this year.

    I’m assuming the huge defensive draft this year was in anticipation of a few of their veterans going down.

  22. paepae805 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:38 PM

    I say if Nick Collins is deemed healthy, give him a look. This is a big “If”. Low risk on the financial side and he already knows the system.

  23. cooklynn17 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 22, 2012 3:07 PM

    He will be missed. But, Next. Man. Up.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The next man sux, or else he would have already been up, because the Green Bay secondary sux…

  24. jhein23 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Some of the posters on here act like the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews for 6 weeks. To be honest as much as we despise Jarrett Bush he is a better blitzer at this stage of his career than Woodson.

  25. gpack22 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Bush won’t be the replacement, unless there are no other DB’s on the roster that can walk. They’ve already tried that route this year. Look for Jerron McMillan to take over at Safety.

    Any NFL team wanna trade for a Loud mouth, pass dropping, potential filled/underachieving, chemistry challenged TE? We have one available!!!

  26. packman331 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:41 PM

    Wonder how much those “toy” shoulder pads he wears impacted this, his 2nd broken collarbone in 23 games. At some point, if players are serious about safety, they need to wear the right pads. But everyone wants to be faster.
    Not the worst time for this to happen. Jax and Arizona on deck, and young DB’s playing better. Maybe fresh legs in December?

  27. thepvyharvin says: Oct 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    Time to hang up the cleats Woody,,,you’re getting old and slow. Like Carl Gerbilschmidt

  28. knackstermyea says: Oct 22, 2012 3:49 PM

    Bring back Favre.

  29. mavajo says: Oct 22, 2012 3:51 PM

    Fans will think this is a huge blow for the Packers, but it may be more of a speed bump than a roadblock. Woodson’s play seemed to be slipping this year, and the Packers have a lot of young, promising guys in that secondary who can get playing experience now.

    It’s also pretty good timing — Jacksonville, Arizona and BYE the next three weeks. Not much aerial danger there, and plenty of time for the defense to adjust.

  30. comeonnowguys says: Oct 22, 2012 3:53 PM

    I wonder how Packer fans will blame the refs for this!

  31. deltaoracle says: Oct 22, 2012 3:54 PM

    So as of this moment the Pack D is down DLs Raji and Neal, LBs Bishop, Smith and Perry, and DBs Shields and Woodson. Sort of on the verge of being serious.

  32. diapaulic says: Oct 22, 2012 3:55 PM

    jhein23 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Some of the posters on here act like the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews for 6 weeks. To be honest as much as we despise Jarrett Bush he is a better blitzer at this stage of his career than Woodson.

    ————————————————————-

    I’m not worried about him getting scorched repeatedly on his blitzes…

  33. jeffsnow7 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:55 PM

    My All time Favorite Athlete… I hope he has a speedy recovery…

  34. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 22, 2012 3:58 PM

    meytonpanning says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    You CANNOT go 15-1 with a bad defense. They’ll manage fine without Woodson this year.

    ______________________________

    The Packers defense last year was ranked #32 with Charles Woodson.

  35. peopletrains says: Oct 22, 2012 3:58 PM

    Looks like the Packers’ schedule is getting soft at the right time!

  36. gdeli says: Oct 22, 2012 4:03 PM

    sorry pack but good news for ponder, he needs it!

  37. gnarlswoodson says: Oct 22, 2012 4:04 PM

    Thank you to all of the fans of opposing teams for your concerns and comments, they are greatly appreciated. Just know that us Packer fans are not overly concerned with the situation, I mean, it could be worse. We could have Christian Ponder or Jay Cutler at QB.

  38. osutilldeath says: Oct 22, 2012 4:05 PM

    This is what happens when you play for Michigan.

  39. claymath52 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Casey Hayward, Davon House (is back)…

    Cast and crew can make it through the Jags, Cards, Lions x2 , Giants, and Vikings until Woodson’s return with a resaonable eye on the playoffs.

  40. krusher33 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    How did he not know he had a broken collarbone? Dude really was an animal. I’m sad to see him go.

  41. 91devinhester23 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    here let me play you a song on the world’s smallest violin packer fans

  42. ernie ernie says: Oct 22, 2012 4:08 PM

    That report IMHO is total BS. At his age, he ain’t healing from a broken collarbone is six weeks. My take, he would be lucky to be back this season. We may have seen him play his last game.
    Followed his career through Michigan, the Raiders and Packers and he was one of the best ever.
    I just think he played one to many years is all. Should have retired last year, hasn’t been his usually self this year sorry to say.

  43. angrylionsfan says: Oct 22, 2012 4:10 PM

    As a Lions fan I want to say this is good news but as a Michigan fan I can’t wish him any harm. Woodson has had an amazing career and I wish him the best. Sucks to see him and Ray Lewis down and out right now.

  44. ez0682 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:10 PM

    Who cares

  45. angrylionsfan says: Oct 22, 2012 4:11 PM

    gpack22 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Bush won’t be the replacement, unless there are no other DB’s on the roster that can walk. They’ve already tried that route this year. Look for Jerron McMillan to take over at Safety.

    Any NFL team wanna trade for a Loud mouth, pass dropping, potential filled/underachieving, chemistry challenged TE? We have one available!!!

    __________________________

    Want to make a stone hands underachieving TE swap for Pettigrew?

  46. dkuether017 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM

    diapaulic says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:24 PM
    What is with all these defensive injuries? Did Jarrett Bush sign a deal with the devil in some attempt to get on the field? God help us from #24…

    __________________________________________________

    Keep complaining, you take #24 off the field on special teams and you’ll miss that kid real fast. Oh by the way 60% of the plays woodson was at safety, Jarrets a corner…just an FYI.

  47. ernie ernie says: Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM

    The problem with the Packers D backs is they are all smallish. Other teams passed on these 5’9 guys for a reason.
    Need to get a first down, pass the ball to whomever Tramon Williams is covering.
    Want an interference call for a big gain, pass the ball to whomever Jarett Bush is covering.
    I think the Packers team is poorly out of shape and smallish. They seem to get manhandled a lot.

  48. dwarftosser says: Oct 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    House is back now, and Casey Hayward has been playing fantastic the last few weeks. This is a great chance for the young guys to step up. The Packers have an easy stretch now until Nov 25 when they go to New York, and hopefully he can be back by then. Really if there is such a thing as good timing for an injury, this is it.

  49. gnarlswoodson says: Oct 22, 2012 4:16 PM

    Bears fans, quiet until you beat us. Til then “shhhhhhhhh”.

  50. countyk66ers says: Oct 22, 2012 4:21 PM

    I’m quite sure that it happened when tackling Steven Jackson. I think anybody would have had a broken collarbone on that play.

  51. coreyn23 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    jhein23 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM
    Jaguars at home, Cardinals at home, By week, at Det, at NYG, Min. I still see 4-1 while he’s gone.

    LOL, you seen 4-3 the first 7 games of the year too, huh? The Packers could easily lose 2 or 3 of those games.

  52. leroysbutler says: Oct 22, 2012 4:37 PM

    As good as Woody is, he has not been the impact player this year that he once was. The Packers will lose a lot of experience in the backfield but will pick up a lot of speed. I don’t think Bush and MD Jennings will play safety in the base. Look for the rookie Jarron McMillan to take Woodson’s spot. He’s got a lot of ball skills and should make some plays until or if Woody returns.

  53. worldsgreatestbearsfan says: Oct 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    meytonpanning says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    You CANNOT go 15-1 with a bad defense.
    ———————————————
    You CAN go 15-2 though

  54. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    gnarlswoodson says:
    Oct 22, 2012 4:04 PM
    Thank you to all of the fans of opposing teams for your concerns and comments, they are greatly appreciated. Just know that us Packer fans are not overly concerned with the situation, I mean, it could be worse. We could have Christian Ponder or Jay Cutler at QB.
    —————————————-
    Um, Woodson plays defense. Your analogy is stupid. Then again, making fun of the two teams that are ahead of you in the division is even more stupid. No wonder we all hate Packer fans.

  55. mcoomer146 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    Next man up. Woodson will still be there in the locker room to fire everyone up.

  56. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    That’s a tough loss for the Packers. I know how he feels too, I broke my collarbone as well, wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  57. stoptrippn says: Oct 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    Trade for taylor mays

  58. jhein23 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:04 PM

    No I did not see 4-3 but I didn’t see a call like the 1 at Seattle coming either. I cannot see 2-3 over the next 5 games with Rodgers playing like this. I would be absolutely shocked. I’ll believe it when I see it the Packers losing to the Jaguars or Cardinals at home or after the bye losing 3 games in a row.

  59. atthemurph says: Oct 22, 2012 5:26 PM

    ernie ernie says:
    Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM
    The problem with the Packers D backs is they are all smallish. Other teams passed on these 5’9 guys for a reason.
    Need to get a first down, pass the ball to whomever Tramon Williams is covering.
    Want an interference call for a big gain, pass the ball to whomever Jarett Bush is covering.
    I think the Packers team is poorly out of shape and smallish. They seem to get manhandled a lot.

    Not sure you’ve actually seen the Packers Ernie. They have Tramon Williams and Casey Hayward (leading the NFL in INTs) both 5’11″. Those are the two smallest DBs. Not a 5’9″ guy on the roster.

    Hayward is going to be the replacement for Woodson in the slot and based on how they each have played this season GB shouldn’t lose anything in the play-making area although I am sure the Packers will see more mistakes but even that’s not a given considering Woodson’s penchant for ad libbing.

    They’re also getting back Davon House who was going to be the starter at CB. He’s 6’1″fast and physical. GB has probably the biggest group of CBs in the NFCN, and I’d say one of the bigger groups in the NFL.

  60. apm says: Oct 22, 2012 5:26 PM

    Jason Wilde apparently noticed Woodson looking hurt in the 4th quarter while defending Brandon Gibson. TV (and the GB radio guys) obviously missed this…

  61. pgear says: Oct 22, 2012 5:34 PM

    ernie ernie says:
    Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM
    The problem with the Packers D backs is they are all smallish. Other teams passed on these 5’9 guys for a reason.
    Need to get a first down, pass the ball to whomever Tramon Williams is covering.
    Want an interference call for a big gain, pass the ball to whomever Jarett Bush is covering.
    I think the Packers team is poorly out of shape and smallish. They seem to get manhandled a lot.

    _______________________________

    Ernie, do you actually watch games? Jarrett Bush rarely plays on defense anymore, and Tramon Williams is one of the better CBs in the game. The Packers CBs are all between 5’11″ – 6’1″ … They learned the lesson about small CBs in the 90′s when Terrell Buckley was getting smoked by Alvin Harper and Herman Moore.

  62. lks311 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    I keep hearing this “next man up” thing. Sure, you can win a SB without him when he goes down in the FIRST HALF, but six games is another thing.

  63. thejuddstir says: Oct 22, 2012 6:09 PM

    Woodson will definitely be missed. How does the Pack find a replacement for someone who has perfected the “art of the hold”?

  64. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:17 PM

    Honestly the packers may get better on pass defense with him out. Woodson is getting burned time and time again.

  65. jtmartinez34 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:19 PM

    Good. Karma. He should shut his mouth.

  66. chi01town says: Oct 22, 2012 6:35 PM

    the Packers fans keep saying NEXT MAN UP… but the packers dont have a NEXT MAN to play like Woodson … that already weak defense JUST GOT WEAKER.

  67. gbpbacker84 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:08 PM

    The Packers must be doing something right to get so many people to hate them. I guess that’s what happens when you have a successful franchise. Viking fans, give it a rest, your team is the 40 year old virgin of the NFL.

  68. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:20 PM

    Fun fact:

    If Woodson would have been out against the Bears, Cutler would have only had 3 INT’s.

  69. kenstabler says: Oct 22, 2012 7:29 PM

    He is one of my favorite Raider players, he has two years left if he wants to play. I hope Reggie M. signs him when the Packers let him go after this season.

  70. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    That team lives and dies with Rodgers accuracy. The defense gambles for the INT constantly. Sometimes it works. When it doesn’t, they rely on Rodgers to out score their mistakes. It worked 15 times last year. It didn’t work the final time. It’s not a way I would run a defense. Before the Packer fans get overconfident, I invite you to watch the second half of your loss to the Colts. That was with Woodson playing. And again, one game with Rodgers being merely “decent” and the Packers will lose.

  71. thatswhatimsayin says: Oct 22, 2012 7:47 PM

    pgear says:
    Oct 22, 2012 5:34 PM
    ernie ernie says:
    Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM
    The problem with the Packers D backs is they are all smallish. Other teams passed on these 5’9 guys for a reason.
    Need to get a first down, pass the ball to whomever Tramon Williams is covering.
    Want an interference call for a big gain, pass the ball to whomever Jarett Bush is covering.
    I think the Packers team is poorly out of shape and smallish. They seem to get manhandled a lot.

    _______________________________

    Ernie, do you actually watch games? Jarrett Bush rarely plays on defense anymore, and Tramon Williams is one of the better CBs in the game. The Packers CBs are all between 5’11″ – 6’1″ … They learned the lesson about small CBs in the 90′s when Terrell Buckley was getting smoked by Alvin Harper and Herman Moore.
    ——————————————————-

    Actually they learned their lesson because they were getting torched by Randy Moss twice a year

  72. vikesfansteve says: Oct 22, 2012 7:57 PM

    Huge blow. When the Vikings lost Winfield and Cook their already poor D collapsed. The Packers D backs aren’t nearly as inept as the Vikings but loosing Woodson, who was one of the best signings ever, is a tremendous loss. The dude is awesome.

  73. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 22, 2012 8:17 PM

    The packers won the Super Bowl with almost identical injuries 2 years ago. Look out, folks. Their offensive line is starting to mesh, and that’s bad news for opposing defenses.
    .

  74. calloustongue says: Oct 22, 2012 8:33 PM

    The Pack leads the league in sacks, and have a rookie tied for the league lead in INTs. Woodson has been more of a liability than an asset, but let the haters keep spewing their garbage about gloom and doom for a rising defense.

  75. wafflestomp says: Oct 22, 2012 8:57 PM

    chi01town says:Oct 22, 2012 6:35 PM

    the Packers fans keep saying NEXT MAN UP… but the packers dont have a NEXT MAN to play like Woodson … that already weak defense JUST GOT WEAKER.

    ……said the scared Bear fan.

  76. mnvikes7897 says: Oct 22, 2012 9:22 PM

    So sad. Not

  77. Little Earthquake says: Oct 22, 2012 9:39 PM

    For the 31 teams not run by GM Ted Thompson, this would be devastating.

  78. bdfun400 says: Oct 22, 2012 11:24 PM

    Chuck…you need to start drinking your milk

  79. packmanfan says: Oct 23, 2012 1:39 AM

    jtmartinez34 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 6:19 PM
    Good. Karma. He should shut his mouth.
    ——————————————————-

    Get your eyes checked.
    It’s Charles Woodson not Jermichael Finley.

  80. rasalghoul says: Oct 23, 2012 7:13 AM

    Sad to see all these Packer haters wishing ill will on a player, doesn’t get much lower than that.
    Swept the division last year, and positively molested the Bears already this season… Must suck to be afraid of one team year after year.

  81. dougy1970 says: Oct 23, 2012 7:16 AM

    He knew he had a broken collar bone. It happened in final 3 minutes. After he fell and broke his collar bone, he stayed on the field for just one more play, avoided contact, and went to the sideline. Those were the majority of the 10 plays he missed.

    He is not an animal. He is a man. He is a human being (who holds and grabs on every play).

  82. tokyomanblastersmom says: Oct 23, 2012 5:10 PM

    Sorry for Woodson, who is a good player.

    But as for GB fans:

    Cry me a river (and I’ll go canoeing…)

  83. axespray says: Oct 23, 2012 9:43 PM

    (reads comments)

    ….and people call Packer fans classless.
    smh

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