Charles Woodson Reportedly Out 6 Weeks with Broken Collarbone

Tim KeeneyContributor IOctober 22, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 30:  Strong safety Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers  looks on against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers were dealt a major blow on Monday afternoon as it was announced that Charles Woodson would miss six weeks with a broken collarbone.

The news comes from NFL insider Jay Glazer:

Big loss for packers. Charles Woodson broken collarbone out 6 weeks

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 22, 2012

After a relatively slow start to the season, the Pack have begun to show signs of turning the season around with huge road wins at Houston and St. Louis. With more than half of the season left to play, this is hardly the news they needed right now. 

The Packers often get criticized for having a soft pass defense, but they quietly rank 11th in the NFL in yards per pass allowed. M.D. Jennings will likely step in for Woodson at safety to help keep that number down.