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Ike Taylor injury: Steelers CB has hairline fracture

Ike Taylor has a fracture in his lower right leg, and the cornerback miss two games or more for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cortez Allen will be his replacement.

Justin K. Aller

Cornerback Ike Taylor will miss at least two games for the Pittsburgh Steelers with a hairline fracture in his right leg, reports Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Taylor was hurt early against the Baltimore Ravens, leaving the game and eventually came back to the team's sideline in a walking boot. The tenth-year veteran out of Louisiana-Lafayette is Pittsburgh's top cornerback, with two years worth around $5 million each left on his contract with the team.

Taylor will be replaced by Cortez Allen, the Steelers' nickelback. Although the team generally limited Joe Flacco's ability to pass the ball on Sunday after Taylor's exit, what success the Ravens did have through the air came on Allen's side as the team targeted the second-year cornerback out of The Citadel. Allen defended three passes, but also gave up some big plays, including a 28-yard touchdown to Anquan Bolden and a 30-yard pass interference on the same drive.

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