Steelers Injury Report: Ike Taylor Needs MRI On Ankle/Lower Leg

The Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation following the game.

Tomlin said cornerback Ike Taylor, who left the game during the first defensive series, suffered a lower right ankle or leg injury and will need an MRI. Tomlin also said that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a shoulder joint sprain, but that he was able to return to finish the game. Fullback Will Johnson might have suffered a concussion in the win in addition. Outside of those three injuries Tomlin called the rest bumps and bruises.

Starting left guard Willie Colon was active for the game, but center Maurkice Pouncey started in his place. Injured inactive players Sunday were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback Byron Leftwich, linebacker LaMarr Woodley, tackle Mike Adams, and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.

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  • Matt Lipner

    Crossing my fingers that Ike’s injury is just a minor sprain. This team could be getting pretty healthy in the next couple weeks.

  • SteelerDave

    I hope Ike is not hurt, nobody deserves that.

    However, if Ike cannot play for a game or two it could help some in that we can see what Brown is capable of doing, or not doing. Taylor has long been without credit for his cover abilities and I would argue is among the leagues top ten corners the past few seasons but he is getting older now.

  • SteelerDave

    Early reports are saying a tibula injury that will likely finish Ike’s season :(

  • DoctorNoah

    There’s a tibia, and a fibula, but no tibula. :) Your early reports are making up bones that don’t exist, so I don’t know how trustworthy they are…

    In any case, we hope for the best. But holy smokes, I was very, very impressed with how the rest of the secondary picked up the slack. Keenan didn’t seem as sharp and got beaten to the outside a few times, but the young’uns looked great. Troy bit hard on the run a few times when he should have dropped back – he’s done this his whole career, but now he’s a step slower and it puts way too much strain on the backers behind him…

  • Ahmad

    Very bad Time for Taylor, who ia durable as ever, to get injured. However, I am very impressed with how Lewis and Allen stepped up in his absence. Remember they are the future at the CB spot so to see them play the way they did without Taylor was encouraging.