Falcons star running back Steven Jackson could be out for an extended period of time with a thigh injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s game against the Rams.
Pay per head services know that a source close to NFL.com said that Jackson is “week-to-week” and may miss up to a month. The former Ram left the Falcons’ 31-24 win over his old team after making an 8-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.
The Falcons will use a combination of Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling in Jackson’s absence, though these two players managed just 36 rushing yards on a combined 13 carries against the Rams.
Jackson, who signed with the Falcons in March after a productive nine-year tenure with the Rams, had totaled 77 rushing yards on 14 attempts while making six catches for 53 yards over the first two games of the season.
The Falcons also lost a pair of defensive starters in defensive end/linebacker Kroy Biermann and outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon during Sunday’s win. Biermann will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon while Weatherspoon sustained a significant foot sprain and was placed on injured reserve with a designated to return tag.