Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy
announced on Wednesday that rookie defensive end Jerel Worthy will miss the
entire postseason due to a knee injury.
Worthy hurt his left knee during the latter stages of last Sunday's 37-34 loss
at Minnesota and will be unavailable for Saturday's rematch with the Vikings
in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs, as well as any remaining games Green Bay will
A second-round choice of the Packers in April's draft, Worthy finished his
debut campaign with 14 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks while starting in four of his
Green Bay received better news in regards to wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who
also sustained a knee injury in the regular-season finale. The fifth-year pro
did sit out Tuesday's walkthrough as a precaution, but was back on the
practice field on Wednesday.
Nelson was listed as a limited participant, as was fellow wideout Randall
Cobb, who was inactive for last week's matchup with a sore ankle. Tight end
Jermichael Finley (eye), running back James Starks (knee) and cornerback Davon
House (shoulder) were also limited in Wednesday's session.
Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson, out since Week 7 with a broken
collarbone, practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to be ready for this
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