Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15.

He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday.

Here’s what he had to say:

ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there being mindful that the game is Sunday and now Wednesday.. Looking forward to it.”

ENCOURAGED: “The leg is feeling a lot better. I've seen the doctor more times than I'd like to and finally he and I are on the same page. It's been encouraging enough the progress that I've made to give it a go.”

ON ANY PRESSURE TO RETURN TO BOOST MEEK RUN GAME: “Overall as a team we haven't been where we want to in the running game. But I feel no added pressure from that. The organization the training staff have been more than willing to work with me to make sure I'm 100 percent. Once I get back out there it's like treating it like Day One of training camp: getting back my run reads getting back my fits with the offensive linemen and just giving them words of encouragement. That's the veteran leadership that I bring.”