Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor faces surgery on thumb
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will undergo surgery on his left thumb Tuesday.
Taylor broke his thumb on the second play of the Steelers' 16-7 loss to the Redskins last Friday night.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he expected Taylor to miss two to three weeks. Tomlin was evasive after practice today when asked if that timetable has changed or if Taylor will have to wear some sort of cast after he is cleared to practice.
Taylor called the injury a "freak accident." When asked if he will be ready for the Steelers' regular-season opener in Baltimore, Taylor said, "I don't know. I've got to wait on the doctors."
Taylor has been one of the Steelers' most durable players, and it will be a surprise if he isn't ready for the Sept. 11 opener.
"Ike's a warrior," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He's going to play."
In other injury news, rookie running back Baron Batch is scheduled to have surgery on his left knee Wedneday.
Batch tore his ACL last Wednesday in a non-contact injury.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up
- Steelers notebook: Fully healthy, rookie WR Bryant progressing fast
- ‘Big play’ moniker fits veteran Steelers cornerback Gay
- Steelers’ prime-time games shrink attendance at Heinz Field
- Steelers offense puts up gaudy numbers in season’s 1st half
- Steelers film session: Accuracy propels Roethlisberger vs. Colts
- Roethlisberger’s performance arguably among NFL’s greatest
- Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger, offense must adjust with CB Smith out
- Play to watch: Colts, Luck like to confuse defenses
- Rossi: Roethlisberger’s 100th was legendary, maybe more
- Steelers wide receiver Brown getting accolades as one of NFL’s best