Jackson Injured, Will Be Ready Week 1

Players continue to practice hard in preparation for the season during day 5 of 2014 XFINITY Atlanta Falcons Training Camp. Today marked the second day players have worn pads for practice.

The Falcons are looking to avoid the injury bug after it wrecked havoc in the Falcons locker room in 2013. Through five days of XFINITY Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, the team has been able to do that for the most part, but received news Tuesday that running back Steven Jackson has a hamstring injury.

Head coach Mike Smith announced that tidbit after Tuesday's session, during which Jackson was noticeably absent. Smith said Jackson injured his left hamstring during Monday's practice, which was the first session in pads.

Smith said he doesn't believe the injury is significant and said that the running back is expected to be ready for the Falcons' Week 1 regular season matchup against the Saints at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 7.

Jackson missed five weeks of the regular season last year with a right hamstring injury.

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