Report: Ike Taylor suffers significant leg injury


And the injuries just keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It’s been borderline ridiculous all season and now the latest victim appears to be cornerback Ike Taylor.

Nov 4, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) intercept New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (not pictured) pass during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Sunday’s win vs. the Ravens seems to have come with a price as Taylor, who has been playing very well, suffered a fibula injury on the first drive of the game and did not return.  He will have an MRI on Monday to assess the seriousness of the injury.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that per a source with knowledge of the situation, there is concern that the injury is significant.

Taylor hasn’t missed a game since 2004 and he has missed only three games his entire career.

Florio also reports that Taylor could miss 2-6 weeks.

The Steelers are in a crucial stretch of season with a trip to the playoffs on the line and the last thing the team needed was to lose its No. 1 cornerback.

Entering the game, the Steelers had the best unit in the NFL against the pass, surrendering only 166 yards per game through the air.

Taylor was replaced in the Baltimore game by Cortez Allen, who struggled at times against the Ravens. Curtis Brown and DeMarcus Van Dyke are next in line on the depth chart.

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