The news was rather surprising at Green Bay Packers headquarters on Wednesday. Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after the team’s medical personnel didn’t feel he was quite ready to return from his broken collarbone.
Coach Mike McCarthy called it a frustrating day for Woodson, who was prepared to join his teammates on the practice field on Wednesday. Instead, he was told last-minute that he’ll have to wait another week.
Woodson practiced last week and even put pads on in the padded workout last Thursday. But that was only to get used to wearing them again. Woodson had not been cleared for contact.