ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson hasn't ruled himself out of the Rams' Monday night game against the New York Giants. But he hasn't practiced yet this week, and some of his comments made it appear he's already gearing up for Week 3.
Jackson said Thursday after pool therapy during practice that the injury had improved.
"It's all predicated on how I feel on Monday. But definitely shooting to have an outside chance to be able to go," Jackson said. "Luckily we buy an extra day with the Monday night game, but we want to be smart. We know it's early in the season."
Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Jackson will be evaluated closer to game day.
"He's the only guy that knows," Spagnuolo said. "We'll see. It's a day-by-day thing."
"You definitely want to be out there, but I would be the first one to tell you if it was just a Sunday regular game, it would still kill me just as much," Jackson said. "This is a big game. It just kills me to know my team needs me, and I'm not able to be out there and answer the call."
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