St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson did not practice on Saturday as his team gets ready for a Monday Night Football appearance against the New York Giants. Despite not practicing, Jackson has yet to be ruled out for Monday's game. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that Jackson will be evaluated on Monday.
Jackson missed practice time last year dealing with a groin injury and broken finger at various times, and still suited up for the team's game. The difference now is that the Rams have competent backup running backs in Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood, meaning Jackson does not have to pressed into service and risk further injury.
If you're looking at this from a fantasy football perspective, you should probably make plans without Jackson. A tireless competitor, Jackson may be uncomfortable sitting out, but the Rams need him to be available over the long haul of the season. Stay tuned.