The St. Louis Rams have had a difficult start to their season. They are 1-3 entering their Thursday nigh match-up with the Arizona Cardinals, and they are looking for any bit of good news they can get. And while they got a dose of bad news surrounding Eugene Sims, the good news may just be in the form of Steven Jackson.
Jackson has been limited in practice for the past two days due to an ongoing groin injury he suffered in Week 2. The St. Louis Rams running back was able to play in the team's last game against the Seahawks, and he will be active tonight against the Arizona Cardinals.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jackson, while hampered by the groin injury, will play tonight as the Rams look to keep Arizona from going to 5-0 on the season. Thomas went on to say Sims would not play tonight's game because of a mild concussion he suffered on Sunday. Had this been a full week between games, Sims may have been able to go, but on the shortened week, doctors did not clear him to play.
Jackson has been one of the best running backs in the league, but age is catching up with him. He peaked at over 1500 yards rushing in 2006, had another spike of over 1400 yards in 2009, but has been declining in yardage ever since. As for Sims, he is in just his third year of play, but has shown steady improvement. He already has one sack this year - the first of his career.