Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs out on the field prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson says he will be 'patient' with injury


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.

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