Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor broke his right forearm and two other defenders were injured in the Steelers' 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night.
Taylor was injured in the third quarter and did not return. It is not known if the injury is a season-ending one, and Taylor could land on the short-term injured reserve, which would sideline him for eight weeks.
Jones left with a wrist injury and Shazier injured his knee. According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Shazier has a sprained MCL and will undergo an MRI on Monday, and Jones will likely need wrist surgery and is out indefinitely.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he was proud of the defense for making stops with so many players injured.
"I thought they did a nice job of executing the plan throughout the course of the football game. We were trying to minimize what Cam Newton can do to us,” Tomlin said, according to the team’s website. “ I thought they did a nice job of containing him. We won possession downs. If you do that you have a chance."
The Steelers (2-1) face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) next Sunday at home.
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