Jackson among Rams to miss practice with illness

Rams running back Steven Jackson, wide receiver Brandon Gibson and defensive tackle Darell Scott missed practice because of illness today. Quarterback Kyle Boller (illness/thigh) also did not practice, and tight end Billy Bajema, center Jason Brown, tight end Daniel Feels and running back Samkon Gado (a former Texan) were limited due to illness.

Yesterday, the Rams cancelled practice because of confirmed cases of the swine flu among players. Per coach Steve Spagnuolo, five or six Rams players had swine flu symptoms.

Jackson, the NFL's second-leading rusher with 1,271 yards this season, has played through a back injury for the last few weeks. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to suit up on Sunday - he's listed as questionable on the injury report, along with the rest of the Rams' ill players.

Boller was expected to start last week's game at Tennessee, but he was a last-minute scratch with the thigh injury. Spagnuolo said earlier this week that Boller still had some tenderness in his thigh. He did not practice at all this week.

Rookie Keith Null, who threw five interceptions against the Titans in his first start, would get the call in Boller's place if Boller can't play Sunday.

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