Rams' Jackson sits out again with groin injury

Rams' Jackson sits out again with groin injury

Rams' Jackson sits out again with groin injury

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 11:47 PM

ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- Rams running back Steven Jackson missed his second straight practice on Thursday due to a groin injury he suffered during Sunday’s 31-28 victory against the Redskins.

On Wednesday, head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters that the Rams all-time leading rusher was “day-to-day.”

Jackson, who was having an impressive game at the time, left after feeling a groin strain during a drive that resulted in a field goal in the first half on Sunday. 

On Thursday, Fisher said there is still a chance that Jackson suits up to play even though he has not practiced yet this week.

“I don’t have a policy where you have to practice and play,” Fisher said on Thursday.  “Be realistic.  He has been in the league how many years?  He knows his body, he knows this offense.  I am not concerned about that.  It would be different if you had a rookie who didn’t practice all week and then he asked you to play.”

Jackson also states that he isn’t “100%” at the moment and that he has played through worse injuries in his career.

During his final drive on Sunday, it appeared Jackson may have scored a touchdown but the replacement referees ruled he was short.  He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after spiking the ball when it was ruled he did not cross the goal line.

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