The Green Bay Packers received some bad news today when they learned that perennial All-Pro defensive back Charles Woodson will miss at least six weeks with a broken collarbone. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports passed along the news today via Twitter:
“Big loss for [the Packers]. Charles Woodson [has] broken collarbone — out 6 weeks,” Glazer tweeted.
While Woodson’s name and reputation may make this seem like a bigger loss than it really is on the field, it is never good to lose one of your team’s veteran leaders — especially when your team is trying to climb to the top of the NFC North.
On the season, Woodson has 38 tackles, a forced fumble and one interception.
With Woodson out, Packers safety M.D. Jennings will see extended time. If Jennings sounds like a familiar name, it is because he is the Packers player who had “simultaneous possession” of the football when he came down with Golden Tate in the endzone in the very controversial Monday Night Football call which went in the Seahawks favor.
This time for Jennings, he can take the field without having to worry about calls from replacement referees.