The St. Louis Rams have reported that Steven Jackson will miss this week’s game against the New York Jets with his quad injury. After the disaster last week against the Arizona Cardinals Jim Haslett stated that Jackson would have to practice at 100% before he would be allowed to play again. It appears the Jackson injury keeps getting worse. According to the Rams Jackson may miss even more upcoming games. This will be the Rams ninth game and Jackson has 128 carries on the season. An average of 14 carries per game is simply not enough for Jackson or the Rams to be successful. Statistics show that players that hold out from camp are much more likely to be injured than ones that go through a full training camp. Think what you want now about Jackson holding out, but he is hurt and missing significant playing time in 2008.
Kenneth Darby will start at running back along with Antonio Pittman. I look forward to the Rams giving a young back like Darby a shot to see what he has. It will be hard going against the New York Jets number four ranked rushing defense in the NFL. We will see what the Rams can do, and find out as we go when Steven Jackson may return.
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