Report: Falcons RB Steven Jackson could be out until Week 7

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Steven Jackson could be out until Week 7 with a hamstring injury. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Stephen Jackson could be out until Week 7 with a hamstring injury. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson could be out longer than originally anticipated because of a lingering hamstring injury, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reported Monday.

According to the report, Jackson will be out another 2-3 weeks — which could keep him on the sidelines until Week 7. He will likely miss this week's game against the New England Patriots, as well as the following week's matchup against the New York Jets. The Falcons have a bye in Week 6.

Jackson suffered the injury during the Falcons' Week 2 win over the St. Louis Rams, Jackson's former team. According to McClure, Jackson's injury was initially classified as a thigh issue.