Report: Packers' Woodson out six weeks with broken collarbone

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 3:09 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Packers S Charles Woodson will miss six weeks after suffering a broken collarbone, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported.

Per Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee, Woodson went down with 2:44 left in the game with an apparent injury, but stayed in the game.

Woodson, 36, moved to safety this season in the Packers’ base defense and plays corner in the team’s nickel. He has started all seven games and has 38 tackles, 1½ sacks, five passes defensed and one interception this season.

The way we see it

Woodson not might have physical skills from earlier in his Hall of Fame career, but he is still the leader of the secondary and has great instincts to make big plays. Green Bay already had to play without starters Nick Perry, B.J. Raji and Sam Shields in Sunday’s win over St. Louis because of injuries, and now they will be without Woodson until at least Week 14.

M.D. Jennings is most likely to step in and take Woodson’s spot, and rookie S Jerron McMillian could see some action as well. Jennings, a second-year pro, has appeared in all seven games this season with one start and has 14 tackles. CB Davon House might be next man up to fill in Woodson’s role in the team’s sub-packages.