(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson broke his collarbone in a week seven victory over the St. Louis Rams, head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Monday.
The 36-year-old Woodson was injured late in the fourth quarter after diving for a pass that Rams quarterback Sam Bradford threw to receiver Brandon Gibson.
Originally the injury was thought to not be too serious, as Woodson stayed in the game for the next play. He came off the field holding his right shoulder, and appeared to be in a lot of pain.
Woodson is expected to miss approximately six weeks. The Packers were already missing four defensive starters before this latest injury.
Woodson has missed only three previous games since joining the Packers in 2006, starting 100 out of a possible 103. He will be replaced by a host of defensive backs, according to McCarthy.
The future Hall-Of-Famer has nine interceptions returned for touchdowns in his career with Green Bay.
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