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Charles Woodson back at practice Wednesday; more on injuries

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 5, 2012 – 12:28 pm

Veteran DB Charles Woodson was suited up and going through some drills at practice on Wednesday, his first true participation in practice since breaking his collarbone back in Week 7. Mike McCarthy said on Monday that Woodson might be able to return to game action next week.

Also returning to practice was CB Sam Shields (ankle), who has been out since Week 6, and WR Donald Driver (thumb), who missed last week’s game.

Not practicing on Wednesday in the portion of the workout open to media were LB Clay Matthews, RB James Starks, OL T.J. Lang, WR Jordy Nelson, DE Mike Neal and DE C.J. Wilson.

Matthews has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, while Wilson missed last week’s game with a knee injury. Lang (ankle) and Nelson (hamstring) were injured in last Sunday’s game vs. Minnesota. Starks and Neal are new to the injury list.

Newly signed RB Ryan Grant was at practice and appeared to be a full participant.

McCarthy will address the media after practice, at the top of the hour.

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25 Responses to “Charles Woodson back at practice Wednesday; more on injuries”

  1. By Jeff on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Where is that defense guy we got from seattle–hangrove???

  2. By Jeff on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Is Sam I Am back for the Pack Attack???

  3. By Peter on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Released long ago.

  4. By Barlowmaker on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Wish they had the live feed of McCarthy’s Wednesday media appearances. That’s when all the good/bad injury news gets communicated.

  5. By J.Rod on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Beware Bears!!! Woodson’s BACK!!!

  6. By JP on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Watch out NFL, we’re back!!!!


  7. By Austin on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Packers will win the division. Out for our rivals are Titus Young (lions), Brian Urlacher (bears) and possibly out is Tim Jennings (bears). If woodson and sheilds return for next 2 games, we will win the divsion.

  8. By Rick on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    *Should* be able to skate past the Lions with key players still out or seeing limited time on the field. Get a W Sunday and gear up for the Bears on the 16th. Games don’t get any bigger than that one.

  9. By Mike on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    I wish they would explain more about injured players. Like expected return. Unless I just missed it. i would love to know when Clay Mathews will or might come back.

  10. By Rick on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, or at least make it clear that no information was yet made available regarding a particular player. The weeklong chatter for NFL teams contending in December is all about injuries.

  11. By greg on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    most of the injerd like woodson,clay,shields,and some of the D line will be back for the chicago game. that means the last three reg, season games and for the playoff’s.thay need to be sure for playoff run thats why thay r wating so long.

  12. By James on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Jeff it was Hargrove that we got from New Orleans and the Packers released him prior to the regular season.

  13. By immafubared on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    I understand that injuries are a chess game between coaching staffs. The bears said today Urlacher has a severe hamstring and out for the season or at least until the playoffs.
    I’m fed up with the Packers coyness on injuries. My take is when they aren’t talking about your star player (Mathews), he is in a lot worse shape then they want to admit.

    Last week they were ‘evaluating’ him and this week they aren’t even mentioning his name? I thought all along he would miss a lot of game and or be out for the season.
    This is a nagging long term injury and he just needs to deal with it. My issue, tell us that. We can handle the truth!

  14. By Michael on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    The problem I am seeing is guys used to play “hurt” players with injuries couldnt play the game. Since 2010 we have been hit with a lot of injuries and our team is now scared to play guys that are “hurt” I understand rushing people back causes more problems but we are holding players out a little to long, lets get some guys back in the line up who are capable of playing. Playing hurt and having an injury is different and I think we have lost that fine line in GB and it will come back to bit us if it hasnt already.

  15. By Kereck on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    They let him go

  16. By IOWA PACKER BACKER on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome back Ryan Grant! I was very disappointed when they did’nt bring you back. GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By mike on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    maybe its just time to cut ties with starks. what is the use of holding a roster spot for a guy that cant stay healthy and is really not that impressive outside a few games. i say draft a great rb and some new guys to have as back ups in the draft

  18. By Rusty Draper on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    Rodgers is the QB with the most sacks, why? = NO RUNNING GAME !

  19. By Tyler Satorius on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    Our Pro Bowl caliber players are all starting to get healthy again at the right time…Greg Jennings, Clay, and Woodson. Our secondary has tons of young talent. If we can protect Rodgers we can make a deep run in the Playoffs.

  20. By Jonny K on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    To Mike: Starks was put on season ending IR, so he doesn’t take up a roster spot.

  21. By Mike from Chicago on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like our D is in good shape except for Matthews. I am concerned about our O line and Jordy. With Jennings back, Jordy’s game would open up again if he is available. No one runs over a DB like Jordy with his stiff arm!!

  22. By mikeroll on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    we r peeking at the rite time these other teams better look out

  23. By billfromc'ville on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    Neal continues to be injury prone. TRADE HIM if he has any value

  24. By PackinMN on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    Johnny K; Starks isn’t on the IR.

  25. By wayne on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe its just me, but I think the packers need to address their conditioning before the regular season starts next year because they had far to many days off! A lot of these injuries are due to poor conditioning!!!!!

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