Pittsburgh Steelers conrnerback Ike Taylor will miss his second straight game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys after suffering a fractured right ankle against the Baltimore Ravens. Although Taylor will not suit up, he is pleased with the progress he has made recovering from the injury.
Taylor spoke to the media on Wednesday about his rehab, stating:
Right now it's going really well. The process is going really fast...I'd wish I could come back. I'd wish I could give you a timetable. But I will tell you the process is going fast.
Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin expected Taylor to miss at least a couple of weeks, so it should come as no surprise that Taylor is not available this week. The veteran had played in 135 consecutive games before missing last week's loss against the San Diego Chargers. Taylor needed a walking boot following the injury, but he can now walk around without it.
Young Steelers cornerbacks Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown struggled last week against the Chargers. The team hopes Taylor can play in Week 16, when the Steelers welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is currently tied with Cincinnati for the last wild card spot in the AFC, but the Steelers currently hold the tiebreaker.