GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers veteran defensive back Charles Woodson has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale in Minnesota, missing his ninth consecutive game.
Woodson broke his collarbone on Oct. 21 and coach Mike McCarthy expected the injury to keep the eight-time Pro Bowl selection out for six weeks. But, 10 weeks later, Woodson has still not been cleared by Green Bay's medical staff.
"Clearly based on the doctor's recommendation," McCarthy said Wednesday of his decision to already list Woodson as out on the injury report. "We had all kind of targeted the Minnesota game, was hopeful this was going to be the game. Charles, I think it's going to be the fourth week he's been going through practice.
"I know that he's disappointed. This is a game that he really would like to play in. But this is clearly based on Dr. (Pat) McKenzie's recommendation."
Woodson, in his seventh season with the Packers, had only missed two g...