The Atlanta Falcons had big plans for running back Steven Jackson when they signed him this past offseason.
Those plans are currently on hold as Jackson is out with a hamstring injury.
Jackson, who missed Week Three after suffering the injury during Week Two was hopeful to return in just a couple of weeks, however, the hamstring injury has struggled to heal and considering the nagging nature, Jackson and the Falcons don’t want to rush a return, something the former St. Louis Rams halfback posted on his personal blog:
But I have to be patient. That’s just part of being mature as a player. I know my body, and I have to make sure that I’m right. I don’t want to come back too soon, and just be an average guy on the football field. When I come back, I want to be 100 percent healthy and be the dynamic running back who can catch the ball, run between the tackles and do all the things that I’ve done.
I have to make sure that I’m ready for the latter part of the season more than anything. That’s what I’m focused on, and that’s what I remind myself as I’m rehabbing daily.
Jackson is expected to be sidelined a few more weeks, likely to return after the Falcons Week Six bye.