Ike Taylor of Pittsburgh Steelers out with broken ankle
- By Dan Hanzus
- Around the League Writer
- Published: Dec. 4, 2012 at 12:20 p.m
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to make due without cornerback Ike Taylor for the foreseeable future.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Taylor has a right ankle fracture and will be out for at least two weeks.
Taylor was hurt during the first series of Sunday's 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He was seen on the sideline later in the game wearing a walking boot.
Cortez Allen replaced Taylor and struggled, giving up a long pass interference penalty and a 28-yard touchdown to Ravens wideout Anquan Boldin. Taylor's health and Allen's struggles likely played a large role in the team's reported decision to bring in former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt for a workout this week.
In 12 games, Taylor has 32 tackles, one interception and 13 passes defended.