PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Cornerback Ike Taylor participated in individual drills at practice on Wednesday, just one month after breaking his forearm during Week 3 of the season against the Carolina Panthers.
Taylor was limited at practice, but did individual drills with the corners and ran for conditioning.
“It’s just good to be back on the field with the guys, there is only so much cheerleading you want to do,” Taylor said. “But for the time being, I got to do it, just looking at things in a different perspective.”
There is no timetable on his return to full contact and for now he is just waiting for clearance from his doctors.
Taylor can’t fully return until he is cleared, but he plans on playing again this season and he says he wasn’t surprised that he was able to return to the field just a month after his injury despite having plates surgically put into his arm.
“I got two wolverine plates in there, I got a couple of wolverine cousins in there, so I just need a little of that wolverine blood and I’ll be straight,” Taylor said.
Safety Shamarko Thomas and linebacker Ryan Shazier were also limited at practice Wednesday. Marcus Gilbert (concussion) and Steve McLendon (shoulder) did not participate in practice. Brett Keisel, Michael Mitchell and Troy Polamalu all had a non-injury related day off.
Listen to Ike Taylor’s full interview here: