Charlotte Bobcats forward Stephen Jackson brings a new meaning to playing injured.

When he was with the Indiana Pacers in 2006, Jackson, swollen face and all, was on the practice court a day after being hit by a car during an altercation outside an Indianapolis strip club.

That's why it wasn't surprising that Jackson was in the starting lineup against his former team just hours after re-injuring his strained left hamstring while attempting a layup in the morning shootaround. Jackson missed Saturday's game at San Antonio and sat out of practice Monday. He scored 11 points.

The Bobcats, who are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, are 1-5 without Jackson this season.