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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Updated: November 28, 9:49 AM ET
Rams running back optimistic about return vs. Miami

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson says he's optimistic he'll be able to play Sunday against Miami but coach Jim Haslett is still being cautious.

Steven Jackson


Running Back
St. Louis Rams


2008 Season Stats
Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
128 525 4 25 259 0
Jackson suffered a quadriceps injury against Dallas Oct. 19 and reinjured it two weeks later when he came back to play Arizona. Jackson worked out earlier this week and was cleared to return to practice.

But Thursday Jackson is officially listed as having limited participation on the team's injury report.

Even if Jackson is able to return, it's unclear how much work he'll get. Jackson hasn't taken a hit since Nov. 2 and he says a big part of the battle is being mentally prepared.

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Haslett says the coaching staff needs some time to decide if Jackson is ready.