Ike Taylor Says Healing Process Going Really Fast But Still Unsure When He Will Return
The Pittsburgh Steelers are once again going to be without the services of cornerback Ike Taylor on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys as he will miss his second consecutive game with a fractured right ankle suffered early in the win against the Baltimore Ravens back in Week 13.
Taylor was asked on Wednesday how the rehab is going.
“Right now it\’s going really well. The process is going really fast. I wish I had a genie bottle. I\’d wish I could make things happen fast. I\’d wish I could come back. I\’d wish I could give you a timetable. But I will tell you the process is going fast.”
“I just got to get better but be smart about when I should come back. I know my body. I know I feel. So when I feel like – then doc – then coach – feel like the time is right, I\’ll be back.”
Taylor, who had his 135 consecutive games played streak snapped this week, is currently out of his walking boot. Head coach Mike Tomlin said a week ago Tuesday that Taylor would be out for at least a couple of weeks, so right now he is looking iffy at best that Taylor will be ready for the key game against the Cincinnati Bengals a week from this coming Sunday.
The 32 year-old veteran stays in tremendous shape year around, but a fracture is a fracture and it wouldn\’t be surprising to see him have to sit out until the playoffs, assuming the Steelers make it. He is as week-to-week as one player can be right now.
Taylor was replaced at outside cornerback this past Sunday by Cortez Allen, but even he might be out against the Cowboys on Sunday after suffering a groin injury. Should Allen be forced to sit out it would be either Curtis Brown or Josh Victorian that would start opposite Keenan Lewis with the other one coming in when the defense uses their nickel sub package.