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Ike Taylor injury: Steelers cornerback lost in third quarter to right arm injury

Was that Ike Taylor's final play in a Steelers uniform?

Grant Halverson

It didn't look good immediately following the play, to put it mildly.

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor appeared to badly injure his right arm attempting to tackle Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin during the Steelers' game at Carolina Sunday night. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who fell back on Ryan Shazier causing a knee injury just a series earlier, flew in, and hit Taylor's forearm helmet first.

While we aren't medical professionals, Taylor's forearm is pretty obviously broken, and it's a wonder if we didn't just see the long-standing veteran's final play in a Steelers uniform.

Taylor has only missed four games since 2007, and he immediately was writhing around on the ground after the play.

Taylor took a reduced contract to remain in Pittsburgh this season, and has come under fire lately for a rash of penalties and soft coverage early in the season. He's also one of the few remaining Steelers players who have played on all three of the Steelers' most recent Super Bowl teams.

He was replaced by William Gay, and Antwon Blake moved to the nickel role.