Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after the 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens that starting cornerback Ike Taylor suffered a right lower leg or ankle injury early in the game and that further test would be needed to determine the seriousness of it.
Mike Florio of PFT is now reporting that he was told by a source that Taylor suffered a right fibula injury that could sideline him anywhere between 2-6 weeks. Taylor never returned to the game after leaving during the Steelers first defensive series and was shown wearing a boot on his right ankle and lower leg later in the game.
Taylor hasn’t missed a game since 2004 and was even ready last season for the opener against the Ravens after breaking his thumb in the first preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
Taylor was replaced by second-year cornerback Cortez Allen in the base defense with second-year cornerback Curtis Brown playing outside when the Steelers went into their nickel package and Allen slid into the slot role.
Tomlin will update the condition of Taylor during his Tuesday press conference.