As if going 0-3 is hurtful enough for the St. Louis Rams, they get to yet again experience something just as painful. Rams star running back Steven Jackson, according to R.B. Fallstron of the Associated Press, will miss at least one week with a partial tear of his left groin; the injury happened during the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 24-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday.
It appears that rookie Brian Leonard, their 2nd-round pick from Rutgers, will replace Jackson at RB this weekend. Jackson was enjoying his best effort this season prior to the injury; at the time of the injury, he had 115 yards on 30 carries. Rams head coach Scott Linehan said that Jackson got hurt while making a cut. Last seasson, Jackson led the league with 2,334 all-purpose yards. However, prior to the Bucs’ game, he had been held to 118 yards rushing and 4 catches for 39 yards.