Steven Jackson Fantasy Status Improving After MRI Comes Back Negative

Sep 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) spikes the ball after being called short of the end zone on a run against the Washington Redskins during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Jackson was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Steven Jackson said Tuesday that an MRI taken of his injured groin came back negative. We break down the fantasy implications.

Steven Jackson told 101 ESPN that an MRI taken on his injured groin turned out "positive," as in there is no significant damage. The St. Louis Rams running back was pulled from Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter due with a strained groin, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Jackson had been playing well before leaving, earning 58 yards on nine carries.

Fantasy Impact: We'll have to wait until injury reports are released from practice later in the day for more information, but early indications are that Jackson will be able to play Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. Daryl Richardson made a strong case for more carries against the Redskins, however, racking up 83 yards on 15 caries after Jackson left the game. If the veteran continues to struggle with injuries, Richardson should become a top waiver wire priority.

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