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Steven Jackson Injury: Name A Body Part He Hasn't Damaged

So—coming into 2010 Steven Jackson dealt with a herniated disc that had required offseason surgery. That was compounded by a knee injury in September, and then a much-publicized groin problem that didn't actually limit him very much. He's the new St. Louis Rams franchise rushing record-holder and he's on pace to run for 1410 yards, but he's also the proud new owner of a broken ring finger, which has already been dealt with in surgery. He's expected to play next week—of course.

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At this point it's going to take an elephant gun or one of those NFL Blitz hits where you just keep pressing the tackle button after the ball's dead to take him out for more than a quarter or two. These low-caliber injuries just aren't doing it; in his story about the finger surgery Bill Coats notes that Jackson "was nursing a sore neck and sporting a gash on his left forearm" while simultaneously concealing the broken finger, which he didn't mention until after he'd finished playing.

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I've played enough video games to know why this isn't working, and while I hesitate to say it here, where the Carolina Panthers might see it, for fairness's sake I must. In boss battles, always aim for the spot that's flashing. Your Arwing's cannons will bounce right off his knee.

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