Steven Jackson Injury: Updates on Rams Star's Week 2 Status

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams looks on during a time out against the Kansas City Chiefs during a pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium  on August 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Rams defeated the Chiefs, 14-10. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson opened the season in dazzling fashion, rushing for a 47-yard touchdown on the team's first play of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Unfortunately for Jackson, that would be the second-to-last carry of the day, as he pulled up lame at the end of the run with a strained quad.

The injury had to be disconcerting for the Rams and their fans, as Jackson, despite his toughness, has a history of getting banged up. Cadillac Williams stepped in and played well in Jackson's absence, but the Rams were clearly affected by the injury, as the Eagles outscored them 31-6 following Jackson's departure.

It was initially believed that Jackson had no chance to play in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday night. There have been some positive reports in recent days, however, and Rams owners and Steven Jackson fantasy owners have hope he might play, even though it remains unlikely at this point.

Bleacher Report will keep you updated on Jackson's injury today and throughout the weekend. Whenever a new report comes to light, you'll be able to find it right here.