One Surgery On Offseason Agenda

A.J. Hawk will need a scope on his wrist; otherwise, the Packers are in good shape — relatively speaking — entering the offseason.

The medical report from coach Mike McCarthy's season-ending press conference on Wednesday:

A.J. Hawk had a "chronic wrist injury" that will require arthroscopic surgery. That's the only surgery at this point, McCarthy said.

Charles Woodson, as had been announced, broke his collarbone during the second quarter. He will not need surgery and should be fine for the start of next season.

Donald Driver, who exited in the second quarter with a sprained ankle, probably would not have been able to play if there were a game next week.

Jordy Nelson, with Driver sidelined, played through a bruised bursa sac and finished with nine catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. During the Return to Titletown Celebration, Nelson hobbled onto the field with crutches. "He'll be fine. It won't be a serious injury," McCarthy said. "Obviously it looked bad. It was a pretty significant injury that he fought through the fourth quarter and played with. Played very well but played injured. A lot of credit should go to Jordy Nelson for fighting through that."

Sam Shields was unable to finish the game with a sprained shoulder that he suffered in the second quarter. (He briefly returned in the fourth quarter but left again.) More testing will be done.

Chad Clifton will not need surgery on his knees, which kept him on the injury report all season.


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