X-rays negative for RB Don Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The hand injury suffered by Packers running back Don Jackson isn’t a serious one, with X-rays coming back negative Wednesday morning.

Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news, meaning Jackson could be available Sunday afternoon when the Packers visit the Falcons. The swelling has gone down, but the deciding factor on Jackson’s status remains his grip strength.

Jakcson suffered the injury two plays into his debut against the Bears Thursday night. After the game, Jackson said he might have been able to return to the field, but said “ball security was the No. 1 thing at that point. No coach or myself would want me to turn over the ball. I tried to wrap it up, to club it, couldn’t really have my ball security straight, so we said we’re just going to sit it out.”

Jackson was called up from the practice squad last Tuesday after the team learned Eddie Lacy was heading for injured reserve and James Starks would continue to miss time.