Rams RB Jackson getting healthy following surgery

So far, so good for Rams RB Steven Jackson following offseason back surgery.

Jackson opened up to St. Louis-area reporters Tuesday about his reported April surgery to repair a herniated disc, saying he’s about four weeks into an eight-week rehabilitation process. Jackson, who said he received immediate relief from nerve pain following the surgery, currently is working out in a pool as he makes his way back to running and cutting on the field.

“The surgery, really, was up to me,” Jackson said. “I decided to have the surgery, because I was still in the gray area of needing the surgery or not going with the surgery. I met with three specialists around the country. No one definitely said, ‘Get the surgery,’ but looking at the season and being able to fully recover from the injury and being able to go to training camp, April was kind of the deadline.”

Jackson declined to talk about the injury during the season, and he said now that he has had the chance to go back and look at the game film, it was obvious there were plays he couldn’t make. Jackson believes he’s a better back now because he’s healthy and proved to himself he can play with another level of┬ápain.

A small dose of good offseason news for the Rams.

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