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Chargers running back Justin Jackson is expected to be on the field this Sunday for the regular-season opener against the Football Team.
At media availability on Wednesday, head coach Brandon Staley said that Jackson is a “full go,” adding that he is an asset to the offense.
Jackson missed nearly the entire preseason with a groin injury.
Entering the final year of his contract, Jackson has struggled to stay healthy, only managing to play in 29 out of 48 regular season games.
When he’s been available, Jackson has proven to be a threat out of the backfield, averaging 4.8 yards per carry.
Jackson is expected to resume his role as the primary backup to Austin Ekeler.
The coaching staff will be holding hope that he can stay injury-free. If so, he’s an ideal compliment to Ekeler who can impact the game in both facets.
If not, the team will then turn to Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree, who are likely to be a short-yardage specialists and special teamers to start the season.