Rams RB Steven Jackson had surgery Monday to repair a crack in his left ring finger, but is not expected to miss any game time.
Jackson suffered the injury in St. Louis' Week Seven loss to the Buccaneers, but did not leave the game. He finished with 110 yards on 22 carries and set the team's all-time rushing mark in the second quarter.
"It's something that I've worked really hard for — a goal that I actually set coming in as a rookie in 2004," Jackson said of the record. "So to achieve it, it means a lot. I just really wish that we were able to cap it off with a win."
The way we see it
Jackson missed time earlier this season with a knee injury, but has returned as the Rams' top offensive weapon. St. Louis faces the Panthers and their 24th-ranked run defense that's giving up 128.5 yards per game in Week Eight before a bye in Week Nine.
If Jackson is in the Rams' backfield, he should be in your fantasy starting lineup. As one of the league's premier backs, the two-time Pro Bowler should be able to go despite the finger injury.