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Charles Woodson says he hasn’t had a setback


Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson hasn’t played since mid-October due to a broken collarbone.

Woodson has appeared close to returning for the last several weeks only to have team doctors say he has yet to be cleared to return. What was initially supposed to be a six-week injury has now kept Woodson sidelined for 10 weeks as head coach Mike McCarthy has ruled him out for the Packers season-finale at Minnesota this Sunday.

According to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Woodson is adamant he hasn’t had a setback and they are just playing it on the safe side.

“There’s nothing going on, just holding out,” Woodson said. “Everything’s looking good but I just think the longer you can hold it off, then I guess the better it is. So we’re just waiting.”

Woodson believes he’ll be ready to go when the playoffs get under way. He may even get an extra week to rest as the Packers can earn a bye and the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a victory over the Vikings or a San Francisco loss to the Arizona Cardinals and a Seattle loss to St. Louis.

Woodson has 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in seven games for Green Bay this season.

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10 Responses to “Charles Woodson says he hasn’t had a setback”
  1. jhein23 says: Dec 26, 2012 10:51 PM

    Hate to say it but Packers defense has been better without him. The penalties are way down and players flying around real good without #21 out there. But still would rather have him out there than MD Jennings or McMillan come playoff time. But Woodson should never see the slot again.

  2. stevemo says: Dec 26, 2012 10:53 PM

    As a guy who has had 3 broken collarbones, it’s definitely not something you should rush back from. You may feel healed and solid, but you’re far better off being safe.

  3. barroomhero80 says: Dec 26, 2012 10:56 PM

    Blah blah blah packer ball washers.

  4. dougy1970 says: Dec 27, 2012 12:33 AM

    All that holding he does shouldn’t put a strain on his collar bone, so I am confused. Perhaps it is a concern that he will re-injure it with all the emphatic gesturing he does the odd time that he is called for obvious holding.

    Then again, he doesn’t really tackle anymore. He just goes for strips as the sixth man in the gang tackle, so, he may be okay as is.

  5. allhedoesiscatchtouchdowns says: Dec 27, 2012 12:50 AM

    I respect Woodson, but I think the Pack may be ready to move on.

  6. madman731 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:17 AM

    I would love for him to come back, but at least the Packers have the depth necessary to overcome him not being on the field.

  7. vltrophy14 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:36 AM

    He’s due to make $6.4M next yr. IMO the Packers talk to him & tell him he needs to renegotiate his contract in order to come back. $2M $3M tops

  8. boyshole25 says: Dec 27, 2012 8:36 AM

    Yea he’s all done in Green Bay after this year. It’s not that he’s a bad player by any means but Father Time catches up with everyone

  9. chi01town says: Dec 27, 2012 8:47 AM

    1 and Done and they know it. the first playoff game the packers play they gone lose

  10. golforepar says: Dec 27, 2012 9:57 AM

    chtown a little bitter? Da bears look to have 3rd place wrapped up. lmao!!

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