OAKLAND CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams warms up before their game against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 19 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams could be without running back Steven Jackson and offensive lineman Rodger Saffold against the Chicago Bears next week, though the status of each remains uncertain.
Jackson was pulled in the second quarter of Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins because of a groin strain. Initially, it appeared that the Rams running back was being pulled after spiking the ball and drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but that was not the case.
RB @sj39had a strained groin. That's why he did not return to game. He said in locker room that it's not too bad and should heal quickly.— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) September 17, 2012
Saffold made a surprising return to the team after a neck injury in Week 1 made him doubtful for this weekend's game. He didn't last long, injuring his left knee after recovering a Sam Bradford fumble. His status remains unclear at this point.