Packers player notes

Rodgers to test hamstring today; Woodson to be held out of practice

-- QB Aaron Rodgers is to be put through a workout today to test a strained hamstring that has made him unavailable for backup duty in the last four games. Depending on how Rodgers checks out Thursday following the workout, he could be cleared to resume practicing Friday.

-- OG Junius Coston is expected to be out two weeks with a strained right calf, which would make him unavailable for the Jan. 12 game in the NFC divisional playoffs. Daryn Colledge, who had been alternating with Coston at left guard the last two games, likely will be in the starter's role at the position for the next game.

-- OG Jason Spitz also came out of the last game with a potentially serious injury. He suffered a strained right quadriceps and is iffy to get back on the field by the end of the week, when the team reconvenes for practice. Spitz is pegged as the starter at right guard. Tony Moll is the top candidate to replace Spitz if the injury lingers.

-- CB Charles Woodson probably won't participate in the bye-week practices Friday and Saturday, as the team gives the veteran starter more time to rest a chronically sore toe.

-- CB Will Blackmon, who assumed the nickel-back role down the stretch, aggravated an injury to his right foot in the last game. The team is hopeful, though, that Blackmon will practice later this week, and he should be available for the first playoff game.


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