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  • Jackson Sits Out Thursday; Plans To Play Sunday

    12.03.2009 4:21 pm
    Jackson sits out Thursday; plans to play Sunday
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Coach Steve Spagnuolo held out hope Wednesday that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson would be able to practice Thursday. That didn’t turn out to be the case as Jackson was a no-go for the second day in a row.

    But as was the case last week, Jackson told reporters Thursday that he fully expected to play this Sunday. The Rams take to the road for the first time in a month for a noon kickoff in Chicago.

    “I feel better than (Wednesday),” Jackson said. “Last week, it was a new injury. So it flared up really bad. But I was able to do some walk-through today. I’m studying film, still preparing as though I’m playing Sunday. So if I don’t play, I’ll be more surprised than anybody.”

    RT Jason Smith (concussion) and FB Mike Karney (neck) also did not practice Thursday, with both players almost certainly about to miss their second straight game.

    But C Jason Brown (knee), after missing the first practice of his career Wednesday, returned Thursday and got a lot of work in although officially listed as limited participation on the Rams’ injury report. LB James Laurinaitis (shoulder) and RG Richie Incognito (foot) also were limited participation, but they also got a lot of work Thursday.

    QB Marc Bulger (shin bone) already has been ruled out.

  • #2
    Re: Jackson Sits Out Thursday; Plans To Play Sunday

    Who is playing behind Karney btw? I missed that last week.


    • #3
      Re: Jackson Sits Out Thursday; Plans To Play Sunday

      Originally posted by Warner4prez View Post
      Who is playing behind Karney btw? I missed that last week.
      Billy Bajema filled in at FB in addition to playing some TE.


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      • r8rh8rmike
        Jackson Questionable; Sore Back "Hasn't Calmed Down"
        by r8rh8rmike
        12.04.2009 1:42 pm
        Jackson questionable; sore back “hasn’t calmed down”
        By Bill Coats
        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

        Just like last Friday, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson is listed as questionable on the injury report. Under NFL guidelines, that means his chances of playing Sunday at Chicago are 50-50.

        Jackson’s sore back “just hasn’t calmed down to where we want it, and we certainly don’t want to reaggravate it,” coach Steve Spagnuolo explained after Jackson completed a second full week in succession without practicing.

        After warming up last Sunday, Jackson felt good enough to go, and he wound up rushing 23 times for 89 yards and catching five passes for 27 yards in the 27-17 loss to Seattle. It might be more difficult to get loose at Soldier Field, where Sunday’s high temperature is expected to be in the upper 30s and the wind always is strong.

        Notes & quotes:

        *Friday’s practice was held outdoors at Rams Park, with snow flurries swirling about. It was good preparation for Sunday, Spagnuolo noted. “I thought the weather cooperated perfectly. I hope it helps us in the game,” he said.

        *C Jason Brown (knee) and G Richie Incognito (foot) are expected to be in the lineup vs. the Bears. They are listed as probable on the injury report.

        *QB Marc Bulger (knee), T Jason Smith (concussion) and FB Mike Karney (neck) have been ruled out.

        *In franchise history, the Rams are 106-106-2 in December.
        -12-04-2009, 12:07 PM
      • r8rh8rmike
        Back Spasms Keep Jackson Out Of Practice
        by r8rh8rmike
        11.25.2009 2:18 pm
        Back spasms keep Jackson out of practice
        By Bill Coats
        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

        St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, the No. 2 rusher in the NFL, sat out practice Wednesday because he was suffering spasms in his lower back. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Jackson would be evaluated daily.

        “It’s day to day,” Jackson said. “Anyone that’s had any back problems knows that it’s just one of those things where you’ve got to wait it out. There’s really nothing you can do. I’ve spent countless hours (at Rams Park) since Sunday, trying to get it back together. Hopefully it’ll release a little bit and allow me to practice.”

        Jackson, who had a similar problem a couple of years ago, said he’s “expecting to play Sunday” when the Seahawks visit the Edward Jones Dome.

        Also skipping practice were fullback Mike Karney (neck), tackle Jason Smith (concussion), punter Donnie Jones (illness) and, of course, quarterback Marc Bulger (leg), who will be sidelined three to six weeks. Guard Richie Incognito (foot), who has missed three games, did some individual work.
        -11-25-2009, 10:49 PM
      • eldfan
        Jackson says he'll pay fine
        by eldfan
        Jackson says he'll pay fine By Jim Thomas

        One of the biggest surprises in last week's loss to Seattle was that Rams running back Steven Jackson didn't perform his "rolling the dice" touchdown celebration after scoring late in the fourth quarter.

        "Well, if I roll the dice, you guys would say, 'Why is he rolling the dice when he's down?'" Jackson said. "Right? Right?"

        The Rams were trailing 27-10 with 44 seconds to play before Jackson's score.

        "If I did a Donnie Avery (dance), I would've been in trouble," he joked. "Actually, I just wanted to show the few fans that were still there — give someone a souvenir. I knew I was going to get fined for it. I just wanted to give somebody a ball."

        It turned out to be a $5,000 souvenir. That was Jackson's fine from the No Fun League for tossing the ball into the stands at the Edward Jones Dome. Seems like a steep fine for trying to make a fan happy.

        "If you want to argue for me, I'm glad," Jackson joked.

        Jackson said he won't try to appeal the fine, saying no appeal exists for such situations. So ...

        "Five grand it is," he said.

        Meanwhile, Jackson missed his second day of practice this week because of a continuing back injury. But as was the case last week, he expects to play Sunday.

        "I feel better than (Wednesday)," Jackson said. "Last week, it was a new injury, so it flared up really bad. But I was able to do some walk-through today. I'm studying film, still preparing as though I'm playing Sunday. So if I don't play, I'll be more surprised than anybody."

        Rams fans are offering advice to help Jackson's sore back. One fan passed along word that something called a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table — costing $300 — could cure back spasms in a week.

        "If it was as easy as back spasms I would listen," Jackson said. "But it's a little more deep-rooted than that."

        Jackson said he works on range of motion and does stretching exercises to take pressure off his lower back.

        "It just feels a little bit compressed," he said. "It feels like my muscle and my back are always tense. ... Sitting down for a long period of time or standing up for long periods of time, either one puts a huge load on my back."

        With temperatures expected to be in the 30s during Sunday's game at Soldier Field, Jackson may find it more difficult to get his back loosened up than was the case in the Dome.

        The Rams plan to practice outside today, and Jackson said he will try to practice, "to see where I'm at running."

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        -12-04-2009, 08:11 AM
      • eldfan
        Jackson misses another practice
        by eldfan
        Jackson misses another practice

        Story Discussion BY JIM THOMAS | Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:00 am |

        Rams running back Steven Jackson missed practice again Wednesday and his status is uncertain for Sunday.

        St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, who injured a groin muscle Sunday vs. Washington, sat out of practice Thursday for a second consecutive day.

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      • r8rh8rmike
        Jackson Tests Thigh, Remains Questionable
        by r8rh8rmike
        Jackson tests thigh, remains questionable

        Thursday, September 22, 2011

        For the first time since suffering the injury Sept. 11 against Philadelphia, Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson tested his right thigh in practice Thursday. But he didn't get much work in, being officially listed as limited participation, and remains questionable to doubtful for Sunday's St. Louis Rams home game against Baltimore.

        "I was able to get out there today, practice a little bit, get a few reps in," Jackson said. "I'm starting to familiarize myself with the game plan and knowing what Baltimore does. So mentally, I'm right on key with the team. I just have to continue over the next few days to see how the quad reacts to me actually doing physical work that's football related."

        As was the case Monday against the New York Giants, Jackson's status for Baltimore probably won't be decided until he tests the thigh a couple of hours before kickoff.

        • Jackson's backup, Cadillac Williams did not practice Thursday after tweaking his hamstring against the Giants. But Williams told reporters he would try to run Friday in practice and expressed optimism that he would be able to play Sunday.

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        -09-22-2011, 03:49 PM