Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/1/13

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: (R-L) Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers gives a five to teammate Charles Woodson #21 against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson will return to action for Saturday's playoff opener against the Minnesota Vikings after missing nine games due to a broken collarbone. Woodson has practiced on a modified basis in recent weeks, though he didn't play again in the regular season after he was hurt Oct. 21 in the Packers' 30-20 road win over the St. Louis Rams. Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed after Tuesday's practice that Woodson would be ready to face the Vikings. Over the season's first seven games, Woodson compiled 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, an interception and five passes defensed. Second-year player M.D. Jennings has been starting in Woodson's absence. Woodson won the 1997 Heisman Trophy, and he remains the last defensive player to capture the honor. The eight-time Pro Bowler in his 15th pro season out of Michigan, with the bulk of his career spent at cornerback before a move to safety. In other Packers injury news, wide receiver/return specialist Randal...
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