The Green Bay Packers have announced that safety Charles Woodson will be out once again as he recovers from a broken collarbone, while wide receiver Jordy Nelson is a “long shot” to suit up this weekend for the team’s pivotal matchup with the Chicago Bears, reports James Carlton of CBS Sports.
“Frustrating day for Charles,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “Charles is ready to play. He's ready to go with conditioning. But the doctors feel, based on the information in the last two days, that we're going to hold him out of the game.”
Packers coach Mike McCarthy noted that while Woodson didn’t suffer a setback recently and is “ready to go with conditioning,” team doctors advised the safety to sit another week and continue rehabbing his injury.
Meanwhile, Nelson continues to deal with a hamstring injury that he sustained Dec. 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. He’s been hampered by injuries all season and it appears the Packers are going to hold off on activating him until they’re sure he’s fully healed.