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Woodson yet to be cleared but McCarthy optimistic on several others

Dec. 19, 2012
 

The wait continues for Charles Woodson.

As has been the case for the last few weeks, the Green Bay Packers veteran defensive back was visible at practice on Wednesday, but still hasn’t progressed past some light scout-team exercises as he waits to be cleared to return from his broken collarbone.

The original timeline for Woodson after he suffered the injury during the Packers’ 30-20 win over St. Louis on Oct. 21 was a three-to-six weeks, but team doctor, Dr. Patrick McKenzie, has yet to clear him for contact.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy hoped to have Woodson back for last Sunday’s game against Chicago, but he was immediately ruled out last Wednesday after receiving the update from McKenzie.

On Wednesday, the Packers left the door open for Woodson to play, listing him only as a limited participant, but McCarthy confirmed Woodson still hasn’t been cleared, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against Tennessee in doubt.

“Charles has practiced, the format is the exact same as it has been the last two weeks,” McCarthy confirmed after practice.

Aside from Woodson, nine other players sat out of practice, including starting offensive linemen Jeff Saturday (neck/shoulder) and T.J. Lang (concussion), linebacker Erik Walden (ankle), defensive linemen Jerel Worthy (hamstring) and C.J. Wilson (knee), tight end Tom Crabtree (hamstring), and running backs Alex Green (concussion) and James Starks (knee).

The diagnosis of both Lang and Green’s concussions came after the game on Monday, but McCarthy seemed optimistic they would be available against the Titans. Without Lang or Saturday, reserve linemen Evan Dietrich-Smith and Greg Van Roten took snaps at center and left guard, respectively.

"I’m encouraged that he’ll be ready for Sunday just based on the information from Dr. Gray," said McCarthy of Lang specifically. "It became evident at some point after the game or Monday that he had the symptoms, so we’re going through the process, playing the high side."

The same goes for Walden, who was given the day off to rest his ankle after his recent workload, according to McCarthy.

Nelson, who missed his second consecutive game on Sunday, did some extensive work on Tuesday and he’ll be looking to see how he responds before giving his status against the Titans.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb (shoulder) also popped up on the injury report, along with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (ankle), who was a full participant.

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