UPDATE II: According to multiple reports, Woodson said after the game he suffered a broken collarbone.
UPDATE: Woodson’s night is over. He’s on the sideline to start the second half, wearing street clothes and with his left arm in a sling, and he won’t return because of a collarbone injury, the Packers said. The team also announced that Shields is expected to return from his shoulder injury.
The second quarter hasn’t been kind to the Green Bay Packers on the injury front.
Already missing WR Donald Driver, the Packers lost CBs Sam Shields and Charles Woodson to shoulder injuries just before halftime. Both were brought to the locker room for evaluation, and the team officially announced them as questionable to return.
Shields was injured while making a tackle on Steelers WR Antwaan Randel-El following a 37-yard reception, bracing his fall with his left arm. Shields immediately left the field and was taken directly to the locker room.
Woodson was injured on the following play while defending a deep pass down the sideline to Mike Wallace. Woodson hit the field hard with his arms fully extended, grimacing in pain when he got to his feet. The Packers called a timeout, and Woodson stayed in the game for one play, but he then headed to the locker room with team medical personnel.
Jarrett Bush and Pat Lee replaced the injured starters, and we could see more of them in the second half. Bush was in man-to-man coverage on Hines Ward‘s 8-yard touchdown reception just before halftime.
Packers safety Nick Collins also left the field just before halftime to receive an IV, according to the team.
Keep in mind the Packers deactivated CBs Josh Gordy and Brandon Underwood, so any extended injuries would leave them extremely thin in the secondary.