Charles Woodson to sit again

  • ESPN.com news services | December 26, 2012

The Green Bay Packers again will be without safety Charles Woodson for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Wednesday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Woodson wants to play but is being held out based on a doctor's recommendation.

Woodson broke his collarbone in the team's 30-20 victory against the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 21, and hasn't played since.

Also for the Packers, wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday and expects to play Sunday. Kicker Mason Crosby was sent home with the flu.

The Packers (11-4) already have claimed the NFC North title but also can clinch a first-round bye with a win against the Vikings or losses by both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

The Vikings can clinch a playoff spot with a win against the Packers or with losses by the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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