Steven Jackson feeling well enough to “give it a go”


The Falcons have had plenty of significant injuries to deal with on their way to a 2-4 start, but it looks like one of the wounded players will be making his return to the lineup this weekend.

Running back Steven Jackson’s hamstring injury has improved enough for him to return to practice, ending an absence that’s been frustrating for both team and player. Jackson said that he’s not quite 100 percent recovered and he’s mindful of the potential for a setback, but that the time has come for him to return to action.

“I don’t think any time after Week One you are 100 percent. But I’m feeling up to this point well enough to give it a go and be out there and be effective like day one,” Jackson said, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jackson was limited in practice on Wednesday and could remain that way for the next two days as the Falcons try to make sure that he’ll be on the field against Arizona this weekend. Their chances of also welcoming wide receiver Roddy White back to the fold don’t look good as White missed practice on Wednesday with the hamstring injury that has plagued him since the Week Five loss to the Jets.