Steelers’ Taylor recovering from forearm surgery |

Steelers’ Taylor recovering from forearm surgery

Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
Steelers head trainer John Norwig helps cornerback Ike Taylor off the field in the third quarter against the Panthers on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

From his hospital bed and less than 24 hours after undergoing surgery to repair his right forearm, Ike Taylor made a proclamation:

“Ike will be back,” Taylor said Tuesday morning on his TribLive Radio Show.

Taylor broke his radius and ulna bones in the third quarter of the Steelers’ 37-19 win Sunday night at Carolina when teammate Lawrence Timmons accidentally hit the cornerback’s forearm with his helmet while trying to help tackle Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

“I tried to get my arm out of the way, but it was kind of too late,” Taylor said.

Taylor is expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks.

“Right now, I am recovering and I feel good,” Taylor said. “We are going to see (Wednesday) the (exact) timetable when I am coming back, but right now I am just resting.”

Taylor said he got an outpouring of well wishes from current and former teammates and fans.

“Love is a powerful medicine,” Taylor said.

Troy Polamalu and Joey Porter visited Taylor in the hospital Monday, and his defensive back teammates gathered together to reach him via video chat.

Also checking in with Taylor were owner Dan Rooney, coach Mike Tomlin, James Harrison, Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton, Bryant McFadden and Chris Hoke along with others.

“Oh, yeah, I will be back,” Taylor said. “I can’t let my teammates down.”

Mark Kaboly is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @MarkKaboly_Trib.

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