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    Per Mike Sando, ESPN.

    Jackson cleared up a few details Tuesday when meeting with reporters in St. Louis:

    He met with three specialists and none said surgery was a must, but the injury wasn't healing all that well on its own. Jackson knew he needed to have the surgery in April if he hoped to be on the field for training camp, with an eye toward being ready for the regular season.

    Jackson underwent surgery April 15. Recovery time is projected at 6-8 weeks.

    Jackson is now focusing on strengthening core muscles.

    Jackson's conditioning routines include lots of time in a swimming pool.

    The surgery alleviated nerve pain.

    The injury prevented him from making "certain moves and certain plays" late last season. Nerve pain proved tougher to deal with than pain associated with other injuries he has endured.

    Jackson does not remember injuring his back on any one play. "I guess you could say I just woke up Monday morning and I just all of a sudden had a back problem."

    In other Rams injury news, guard Jacob Bell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. The team expects him back in 4-6 weeks.

    Having Jackson on the sideline through organized team activities and minicamps will let the Rams more fully evaluate potential backups. The team appears thin at the position. Practicing without Jackson should only make the Rams more aware of what they're missing without him.


    Good news.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    Re: Jackson clears up surgery...

    I hope one of our backup RB's can show that they can carry the load, or maybe even have a duo playing as a backup RB sortof... if you know what I mean.


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