St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) breaks a first half tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black (58) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) By Brian Blanco
St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) leaps over a tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes (54) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) By Chris O'Meara
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steven Jackson says he won't let finger surgery keep him off the field.
The St. Louis Rams running back said Thursday that he will play when the Rams host Carolina. The two teams meet Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.
Jackson had surgery on the broken ring finger on his left hand on Monday. He carries the ball with his right hand and says the injury is, in his words, "no big deal."
Jackson became the Rams' all-time leading rusher in last Sunday's 18-17 loss at Tampa Bay, passing Eric Dickerson. He has topped 100 yards rushing three straight games.
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