Fantasy Football Week 2 Injury Report: Steven Jackson's Injury Long-Term Issue
Top fantasy running back Steven Jackson is still listed as questionable to play Monday night against the New York Giants.
It's anyone's guess if he will play or not. Jackson is known to be a tough guy, so he'll do all he can do to get on the field, but the official word is that he'll still be a game-time decision.
Even if Jackson finds a way to get on the field, this injury will be a concern all season.
Jackson is dealing with a strained quad that he suffered on the first play from scrimmage last week. That injury in and of itself doesn't seem all that serious, but those types of injuries have a way of lingering a lot longer than you would expect.
The fact that a strain kept him out for most of the week leading up to the game tells you that it's a pretty bad strain. Who's to say that he won't re-injure the quad the first time he tries to accelerate through the hole?
Let's be honest when it comes to Jackson and injuries. This is not something that caught any of us by surprise.
He had been remarkably healthy over the last two seasons, but his workload has been among the heaviest in the league over that time and he has a length injury history. There was a certain level of inevitability involved here.
I'm not suggesting that you completely jump ship on Jackson. If he can stay on the field, he promises to be as productive as any back in the league.
Being on the field is no guarantee, of course. If you own Jackson, I would advise you to keep Cadillac Williams on your roster and ready to go. Williams is right at the top of the list of best backup running backs in the league and he would give you good production if forced into action.
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