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Vikings vs. Packers: Charles Woodson expected to return for Green Bay

Green Bay's veteran defensive back is set to join the Packers for the NFC playoffs.

Jonathan Daniel

The Minnesota Vikings have another player to account for as they prepare to play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday night.

According to reports, veteran defensive back Charles Woodson was given the go-ahead to return to the field for the Packers this weekend after missing the past nine weeks recovering from a broken collarbone. Woodson suffered the injury in Week 7 after diving to try and break up a pass against the St. Louis Rams.

Woodson spends most of his time at safety for Green Bay where he had 38 total tackles with one interception and a forced fumble prior to the injury against the Rams this season. He also adds a strong veteran presence to an experienced Packers team targeting a playoff run to the Super Bowl.

The last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl in 2011, Woodson was forced out of the game with a broken clavicle.

The Vikings and Packers kickoff at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday night.

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