(Rams Tailgate Show) -- Was Steven Jackson Hurt? That will be the question being asked all week. After the Rams' running back incurred a 15-yard penalty for spiking the ball in the second quarter, he never played another down and was replaced by rookie Daryl Richardson.
Jackson had scored a touchdown, but the officials ruled him short of the goal line. That came one play after the officials originally ruled he had fumbled when he was down by contact, but the call was overturned. Jackson came away from the pile, raised his arms to signal touchdown and spiked the ball.
With Jackson out, there was no announcement of a possible injury in the press box and the TV crew reported they were being told on the sideline there was no injury. However, after the game, Fisher said Jackson had a strained groin, denying his absence had anything to do with the penalty.
Jackson supported the company line, saying, "(I) felt that I was going to be able to come back and play in the game. As I was standing there on the sideline, it was starting to bother me more and more. We put Daryl in. He did such a great job of replacing me and keeping the tempo up. In the running game, we were just real cautious with it and wanted to make sure that we don't further and make it any worse than what it is.
"I believe it's going to be something that I can bounce back fairly fast because it's not that serious. Just want to be cautious and I think what really made me and the coaches have comfort is the way Daryl ran tonight. He did a great job."