Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 02/ 6/2011

Packers' Charles Woodson 'real broken up' after breaking collarbone

By Cindy Boren

The scene in the Green Bay Packers' locker room at halftime was an emotional one as Charles Woodson, the cornerback and defensive leader who'd broken his collarbone in the first half, tried to address his teammates and couldn't.

"Charles was real broken up. He's been such a big part of this run and this season and leading us in the pregame speech, leading us on the field and makin' incredible plays," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an NFL Network interview. "I tried to go over and talk to him at halftime and I didn't know what to say to him. I mean, here's our leader on defense, our leader in the locker room and he's not going to be able to finish the game. I just said, 'Hey, I'll see you on the field to celebrate at the end.' and Charles told us, 'Let's finish this thing off.' "

After the win, Woodson, 34, was feeling better. He's now won a national college title, a Heisman Trophy and a Super bowl. "I broke down," Woodson said as he held the Lombardi Trophy. "I don't think I've cried that much since I was a kid, but I was confident in our guys, that they'd go out there and get it done and they did."

By Cindy Boren  | February 6, 2011; 10:55 PM ET
Categories:  Super Bowl XLV  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Aaron Rodgers on Brett Favre; other reaction from players, coaches
Next: Ben Roethlisberger: Super Bowl loss is 'on my shoulders'

Comments

Greatest Wolverine EVER!! Congrats Charles...

Posted by: CHICO13 | February 7, 2011 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company