The Packers got lucky with Charles Woodson's injury.
I'll explain, but first let me build up the doubt so the logic behind my premise hits like a hand grenade, or at least a Pop-It.
The Packers don't have a player equipped to fill Charles Woodson's shoes. He brings experience, savy and a knack for playmaking, but he also switches from safety to corner depending on the defensive package, and there are very few in the NFL who can handle that.
This leaves the Packers essentially needing to come up with two players to fill the void his injury has created, and he will not be back to resume his role anytime soon.
Fox's Jay Glazer passed along the news:
So, how are the Packers lucky? It's all about the timing. At 36, missing time with an injury was all but inevitable for Woodson.
The Packers still have their bye week ahead, so if he is out six weeks, he will miss just five games. That six-week timetable would put him on the field for Week 14. So, even is he is delayed, he still has three weeks before the playoffs start.
Granted, the Packers have to get there, but if they do, they will possibly be looking at getting Woodson back with enough time to get in top shape for the playoffs, and his body will be fresh.
If his recovery goes alright and the Packers make the postseason, they will have a spry Woodson ready to go out and make plays like a much younger version of himself.