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Pittsburgh Steelers' Ike Taylor Out For At Least Two Weeks With Ankle Fracture


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12/5/2012
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Ike Taylor, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be out for at least two weeks after injuring his right ankle during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, which the Steelers won 23-20.

Mike Tomlin, the Steelers' coach, confirmed the injury was an ankle fracture on Tuesday, December 4.

Ankle injuries are common in football and need to be treated as soon as possible. The sooner the injury is evaluated, the sooner treatment and rehabilitation can begin. Taylor left the field after his injury and was seen later on in the game on the sidelines in a walking boot.

If you injure your ankle and are not able to have it evaluated immediately, you should start the "R.I.C.E." method, which is:

  • Rest. It is crucial to stay off the injury. Walking can cause further damage.
  • Ice. Apply a bag of ice over a thin towel to the area for twenty minutes of each waking hour. This will help to reduce swelling. Do not put ice directly against the skin.
  • Compression. Wear a compression stocking or wrap the ankle in an elastic bandage to prevent further swelling.
  • Elevation. Elevate the foot to reduce swelling. The foot should be even with or slightly above hip level.

As soon as possible, get to a doctor to have the ankle evaluated and treated appropriately.

If you are suffering from an ankle injury and would like to set up an appointment, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.



Category: Ankle Problems


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