Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is expected to be out for Week 17 with a quad injury.
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The Atlanta Falcons are set to face the Carolina Panthers for the NFC South division title, but they will have to fight for a playoff berth without starting running back Steven Jackson.
Jackson is nursing a quad injury that he sustained in a Week 16 win against the New Orleans Saints, and rookie Devonta Freeman is expected to take his place as the starter.
However, Jacquizz Rodgers will likely receive plenty of carries as well. The Falcons will have home-field advantage on their side, and wide receiver Julio Jones is expected to play despite being questionable with a hip injury.
Pro Football Talk updated on Jackson’s injury on Twitter.
Falcons WR Julio Jones, RB Steven Jackson questionable for Sunday http://t.co/uPRYjDGwrR
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 26, 2014